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Art of Manliness Podcast #47: Saving the Family Farm with Forrest Pritchard (+ Book Giveaway)

Posted By Brett On June 7, 2013 @ 2:54 pm In Podcast | Comments Disabled

Welcome back to another edition of the Art of Manliness Podcast!

In today’s podcast we talk to Forrest Pritchard, farmer at Smith Meadows Farm [1] in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He’s recently published a book entitled Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm [2]. An enjoyable read — made me want to cash out and start a farm. Forrest and I discuss his story of how he saved a farm that’s been in his family for eight generations using sustainable farming practices. Even if you have zero interest in becoming a farmer, this is a great podcast to listen to — one of my favorites.

Highlights from the show:

  • How Forrest decided to become a farmer
  • His early obstacles as a farmer
  • The differences between typical farming and sustainable farming
  • How sustainable farming made his hog pen smell like maple syrup
  • The turning point in his farming career
  • His daily routine
  • Lessons regular guys can take from farming
  • How you can get started with farming
  • And much more!

We’re also on Stitcher!  [3]

Gaining Ground Book Giveaway

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If you’d like to get your hands on a copy of Forrest’s book, Gaining Ground [2], we’re giving away a signed copy to one lucky AoM podcast listener. To enter, simply leave a comment below your thoughts on the podcast.

Deadline to enter is Friday, June 14, 2013 at 5PM CDT. We’ll then draw a random comment to select the winner.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Smith Meadows Farm: http://smithmeadows.com/

[2] Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0762787252/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0762787252&linkCode=as2&tag=stucosuccess-20

[3] Stitcher! : http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/art-of-manliness/artofmanliness

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