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17 minutes | Jun 3, 2015
Ep 8: Integrated Pest Management on Upstart Farms
Just about everybody is thinking about pest control around this time of year. Today we've got Dr. Nate and Amy Storey here to discuss what a good integrated pest management strategy looks like. (2:00) - Fresh With Edge's common pests (2:42) - What is Integrated Pest Management all about? (4:40) - When to get an IPM strategy going (6:45) - Steps to setting up a strategy (11:00) - Lancaster Farms most common pests (11:55) - Types of control and examples (15:55) - Other tips for Upstart Farmers Find more information on IPM at http://brightagrotech.com/ipm-integrated-pest-management/
37 minutes | May 20, 2015
Ep 7: Crowdfunding an Upstart Farm
Crowdfunding an Upstart Farm Chris Michael gives us general advice for crowdfunding success, and Paul Meyer gives us insight into his successful Kickstarter campaign. Be sure to check out the links below to explore more resources on crowdfunding. In this episode: (0:30) - Bright Agrotech's Kickstarter campaign and crowdfunding experience (2:16) - Why is crowdfunding important for Upstart Farmers? (4:00) - Choosing a platform: perks and costs of different platforms (6:43) - Creating and knowing your "crowd" (8:55) - Rewards (9:32) - What to do during the campaign (11:50) - Resources to help you succeed (13:51) - Paul Meyer and his campaign (15:57) - How Paul marketed his campaign (16:45) - Hardest and easiest parts of setting up a campaign: the video (20:00) - How Paul chose a platform (21:05) - Paul's advice for Upstart Farmers who are crowdfunding (29:45) - Other Upstart Farmers' campaigns (30:35) - Chris's tips for success (33:05) - Common mistakes to avoid You can listen to the episode on iTunes, Stitcher, or using the embedded player above. Thanks for listening. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest Upstart Farmers news, episode announcements, and other exciting updates Special Thanks To... Paul Meyer of Virginia Vegetable Company, for his great insight! Chris Michael for his tips! Tom Deacon and Hank Thornburg for their campaign information
36 minutes | May 6, 2015
Ep 6: Farmer's Markets - Tips From the Pros
Today, we get the overview of farmer's markets from Dr. Nate, and we hear some tips on setting yourself apart from our "farmer's markets superstar", Chris Lukenbill. In this episode: (0:29) - Farmer's markets for beginning Upstart Farmers (6:24) - Meet Chris at Fresh With Edge and hear some tips on selling at farmer's markets (19:43) - What Hank Thornberg and Paul Meyer are doing at farmer's markets (20:25) - Christina at Lancaster Farms discusses how to start your own farmer's market Watch on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUGl17SsKEg "Happy Alley" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Honey Bee" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
23 minutes | Apr 22, 2015
Ep. 5: GreenWalls: Not Just Transforming Urban Landscaping
Green Walls: Not Just Transforming Urban Landscaping Today, we're talking about something that has had us excited for quite a while. We anticipated some of the results of the Green Wall, but the innovative Upstart Farmers have surprised us with creative and profitable uses. Our special guest today is Teryl Chapel, who we call the "Godfather of ZipGrow Green Walls." Teryl took the green wall model and built a business out of it. In this episode: (0:40) There's a new green wall on the block. What does this mean for farmers, producers and for the urban landscape? (3:28) How are Upstart Farmers using green walls? (4:04) Teryl Chapel's green wall-building business. (8:33) Restaurants making a statement with a green wall (16:29) The green wall/restaurant symbiosis with Altitude's Chophouse and Brewery You can listen to the episode on iTunes, Stitcher, or using the embedded player above. Thanks for listening. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest Upstart Farmers news, episode announcements, and other exciting updates. Special Thanks To... Teryl Chapel with City Planet Farms Marilyn Yamamoto with Cowboy Trail Farm Noah Newman with Bright Agrotech Jared Long with Altitude Chophouse and Brewery "Happy Alley" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Honey Bee" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
15 minutes | Mar 25, 2015
Ep 3: All About Greenhouses
Today we hear from a few greenhouse managers about greenhouse types and discuss the factors that Upstart Farmers need to think about when building a greenhouse with Dr. Nate. Marilyn Yamamoto runs her vertical hydroponic farm in Las Vegas. She sells produce to a CSA group and restaurants in her area. With high demand, she's just expanded her greenhouses and is looking at even higher production this growing season. This week we'll be getting the scoop on her operation. Tune in to learn what she's growing and how she's selling it.
19 minutes | Mar 11, 2015
Ep 2: Hydroponics or Aquaponics?
This week Dr. Nate, Perry and Haydn from BayBerry Fresh Farms in Fort Collins, CO. discuss the pros and cons of hydroponics and aquaponics for commercial farmers and hear from some Upstart Farmers about what they are using and why they are using it.
29 minutes | Feb 18, 2015
Ep 1: Why I'm An Upstart Farmer and You Should Be Too
Episode #1 Why I'm An Upstart Farmer and You Should Be Too
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