Replay of my interview with Julia Shanks author of the Farmer’s Office
The Farmer’s Office
One of the things my guests have talked about a lot is effective bookkeeping and record keeping whether your a small backyard gardener or a busy market farmer. Today Julia Shanks is going to share her knowledge of business, farming, cooking and restaurants, her books and her new course on how to be the most effective producer you can be and how to enjoy growing a successful garden.
A favorite reading material-book, mag, blog/website etc you can recommend?
I gotta say I do enjoy growing for market
guilty pleasure is Modern Farmer
I don’t think anyone
written who want to be farmer…
I enjoy it… good magazine…
If you have a business to you have any advice for our listeners about how to sell extra produce or get started in the industry?
I would say, track your costs… as much as you can… that’s the only way you are going to figure out what works
if you do’t know how much you are growing…
if you’re gonna make that kind of financial investment
Final question- if there was one change you would like to see to create a greener world what would it be? For example is there a charity or organization your passionate about or a project you would like to see put into action. What do you feel is the most crucial issue facing our planet in regards to the environment either in your local area or on a national or global scale?
What I am thinking about right now is how can we support small farmers to be sustainable, they are the ones thinking about our soil
the carrot project
that’s what I’m thinking
local dept of ags
supporting local farmers …
Do u have an inspiration tip or quote to help motivate our listeners to reach into that dirt and start their own garden?
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