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Life, Experienced is a podcast that showcases the unique life experiences of its guests. Hosted and produced by Ethan D. Smith, each episode features an interview with a person who has a unique or interesting story to tell. For more information, visit https://lifeexperienced.org Some music used in this podcast is composed by Lee Rosevere and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/life-experie ...
 
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Holden Nuhn first appeared on the Off-Farm Income Podcast back in 2019 when he was a 9th grader on episode #623. This was before Covid, and we had no idea what was coming! Back then I was so impressed with his "could-do" attitude, and how he had found a way to show dairy animals even though he didn't have any of his own. On Today's episode, Holden …
 
Tip Of The Week Steel, Copper & Fuel are all expensive - guard anything of value right now. Rural Crime In The U.S. https://www.salina.com/story/news/2022/06/15/salina-grain-elevator-sees-theft-over-30-k-copper-wire/7610694001/ https://www.wbko.com/2022/06/15/ohio-county-sheriffs-office-searching-stolen-vintage-plow/ https://www.14news.com/2022/06/…
 
Soooo, you want to know what my favorite business that I've ever profiled on the show is do you? Well, I still can't pick, but a brewery where delicious beers, delectable meals and lots of fun are all located has to be in the top three! Today's guests, Trent and Vicki Bushner, are full-time farmers in Yuma County, Colorado. And for the past 25+ yea…
 
Tomorrow we are featuring a farm couple who has started a fun and successful brewery in Eastern Colorado. I thought a look back and the opportunities surrounding hop farming would fit right in. Below are the original show notes: SHOW NOTES KEY IDEAS: I have three themes that I want to cover this week. All of them have to do with entrepreneurship: H…
 
I am always happy and honored when a listener reached out and requests to be part of the show. Sometimes it is a fit, and sometimes it is not, but I am always thrilled that they want to be part of what we are doing here. Our guest today is one such listener. Kyleigh Render is a very impressive FFA student. She will be "graduating" from high school …
 
I have been saying for quite sometime that direct marketing grass finished beef at a premium price was the equivalent of selling a luxury item and that when the economy got bad there would be less customers for this type of product. I've also been curious about the entire local food movement that has been growing and thriving for so many years now.…
 
Rarely does this happen, but today's interview features the daughter of my previous Friday episode guest. Shelby Shuman has just finished her junior year of high school, and she has been conducting auctions since she was twelve years old. Early on in her auction career she knew she wanted to start her own business, but she never really implemented …
 
Tip Of The Week Keep you cell phone with you around the farm: https://wgno.com/technology/man-tracks-apple-watch-to-find-sons-stolen-car/ Rural Crime In The U.S. https://ktvo.com/news/local/man-uses-fake-67500-check-to-steal-tractor-hay-rake-from-outside-memphis https://whky.com/tractor-truck-stolen-from-springs-road/ https://www.turnto23.com/news/…
 
Is there any more fundamental business to the world of agriculture than that of auctioneering? I say "no". Auctioneers have been there in good times and in bad times, whenever folks need to sell farms, ranches, equipment or otherwise, for whatever reason. The auctioneer is always there trying to maximize what these folks get for their lifetime of w…
 
On tomorrow's ag business episode we are featuring a gentleman who has made an interesting career out of auctioning farm and ranch real estate. On the following Monday we are featuring his daughter, who is in the FFA and is also an auctioneer. It is a complete look into the world of this interesting and fundamental career. So, for our re-cap episod…
 
I am starting to think that plant breeders are born, not made. At least every time I interview a young man or woman with this passion it appears that is correct. In today's interview I am speaking with a junior in high school that has already obtained $10,000 in funding to begin an apple orchard on his high school's property. Gabe Olson-Jensen is o…
 
Baxter Black, who I have been a fan of for at least three decades has passed. In 2015 Baxter generously agreed to be a guest on the Off-Farm Income Podcast when we had barely began and had no catalog and no reputation. He provided me with a great, long-form interview as well. The world learned that Baxter was ill and on hospice care back in January…
 
It is so interesting how students answer the elevator question I ask them during my interviews. Mallory Bowers' answer may be the most interesting that I have heard thus far. She told me that "agriculture saves lives", and then she went on to articulate her thoughts on why this is. Everything from people finding their purpose to the basic need for …
 
Tip Of The Week If somebody pays for $20 worth of gas but is pumping for hours, you might check it out. Rural Crime In The U.S. https://www.wwnytv.com/2022/06/08/thousands-gallons-thieves-using-modified-trucks-steal-gas-stations-police-say/ https://www.ocala.com/story/news/courts/2022/06/07/prosecutors-ocala-florida-drop-charges-death-600-pound-pig…
 
In today's episode I get to learn about a species of livestock that I had never heard of before, the Pacovicuna. A Vicuna is the wild ancestor of the Llama, and they have characteristics in their fiber that just cannot be replicated by Llamas. Jane Lavene and her husband, Arthur, raise the largest herd of Pacovicuna's in the U.S. on their farms in …
 
Today, I am replaying my interview with James Budd of Alpacas Of Montana. This is perfect segue into our ag business interview tomorrow, talking about luxury wool and fleece production. At the time I did this interview with James he had built a worldwide brand with Alpacas Of Montana. He continues to grow and succeed, and it is my pleasure to bring…
 
INTRODUCING LANE COLSTON! There was a very consistent theme running through today's interview with Lane Colston from Western Hills High School FFA.....people. When I asked Lane about why he had joined the FFA, he talked about all the great people he had known who had been FFA members, and he also talked about the great people he has been able to me…
 
INTRODUCING SAMUEL JIMENEZ! Buckle up to learn something new in this episode. I sure know that I did when I was conducting the interview! Samuel Jimenez has just graduated high school, and he has just been awarded a California State Proficiency Award in Specialty Animal Production Placement. How you ask? By raising thousands of Koi Fish in his fami…
 
Tip Of The Week Keep a close eye on your copper and diesel. Rural Crime In The U.S. https://www.bakersfield.com/news/kcso-asks-for-publics-help-to-id-burglary-suspects/article_ac759778-e1f3-11ec-b4a6-479a9fa9db46.html https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/crime/2022/05/31/hobart-man-sentenced-after-admitting-3-counts-arson/9912721002/ Acr…
 
It is amazing where an agricultural passion can take you. Even though I know that, I am not quite sure I have ever profiled a story quite like today's episode with Daniel Oduntan. Daniel grew up in the city of Ibadan in Nigeria, Africa. Sometime, around the time he was 30 years old, a woman from Denmark put on a workshop about beekeeping that he at…
 
On tomorrow's ag business episode we are talking all about bees with a fascinating entrepreneur who has traveled the world. I thought that a look back at this great interview with Saralynn Smith would be a great idea as she talked to us about the very beginning stages of starting her bee business. Below are the original show notes: SHOW NOTES If Yo…
 
INTRODUCING EMMA ALBERS! I like to say that if you are hitting all of your goals, you aren't setting them high enough. Today's guest understands that completely. Emma Albers set a goal of becoming a national proficiency finalist when she was in the 9th Grade. She just graduated high school a couple of weeks ago, and she is on the cusp of that accom…
 
Today is our farm update episode, and the theme is definitely "never give up". With the odds stacked against it, spring rain fall has really made a big difference in our irrigation season. And, I've got another project that I need the "never give up" attitude for! Plus a success story on a new marketing effort. I hope you enjoy! More Places You Can…
 
Have you ever had the experience of speaking with a person and not being able to match what you are hearing to your preconceived notion about who they would be? That was my exact experience speaking with today's guest, Ben Bugbee. Fortunately for me, I interview a lot of FFA students, and that means that I have this experience frequently. Ben is ju…
 
Tip Of The Week Find the strength to be patient before passing judgment. Rural Crime In The U.S. https://localnews8.com/news/crime-tracker/2022/05/26/new-details-released-about-reported-animal-abuse-and-fire-investigation-at-local-farm/ https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/putnam-county-sheriffs-office-asks-for-help-locating-trailer/77…
 
There are very few things that make me happier than when I can pull a gold nugget out of an interview that I know is going to be helpful to the listeners. That definitely happened in my interview with Kendall Teichmeier today. Kendall works full-time in agriculture. His first exposure was a fifteen year career of managing large hog operations in Ne…
 
On today's show we are going back into the archives to look at an off-farm business that generates revenue at fairs and festivals. This is a great tie-in to tomorrow's ag business episode. Mark Hufford has the fascinating business of doing educational displays and talks about the use of oxen in the frontier and colonial times. Below are the origina…
 
On this show, I have said that work is not the enemy, the wrong job is the enemy, on multiple occasions. Today's guest, Lila Wantland, probably summed that statement up better than I have ever done in our interview. This is one thing I love about interviewing FFA students. They learn, early on, that work can be fun and it is all just a matter of fi…
 
Today is a farm update episode everyone. Here is what I will be talking about: A big strategy change in the way we are raising goats. Less means more Work smarter not harder The inverted bell curve of grass growth on our farm in Idaho I am unable to imagine being short on forage later this summer Some farmer/inventors who were innovating themselves…
 
I've said it before, and I will say it again - I really enjoy interviewing FFA student entrepreneurs because they are not encumbered by fear and other responsibilities that frequently stop adults like myself from exploring business ideas. With this fear being absent, these students go try ideas, and in many cases they discover businesses that work …
 
Tip Of The Week Before you pick fruit off of someone else’s tree, you might want to hear this episode. Rural Crime In The U.S. https://wgntv.com/news/nexstar-media-wire/video-shows-unusual-traffic-stop-chase-involving-horse-and-buggy/ https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/is-it-legal-to-pick-mangos-off-your-neighbors-tree-14500558 Across The Pond, Dow…
 
Our guest today is highly educated about the world of agriculture, believes strongly in advocating for ag and knows that we need to reach out to children with the truth about farming and livestock before inaccurate information is told to them so many times that it becomes ingrained. And it is these core beliefs that led Jackie Nix to strike out as …
 
Tomorrow on the show I am featuring an entrepreneur who is helping to teach children about agriculture. This reminded me of the great interview I did with Katie Benson about her efforts to do the same, and I wanted to bring that episode back for you today. Below are the original show notes for this episode. SHOW NOTES Introducing Katie Benson! Kati…
 
I first discovered Sam Martin through an article that mentioned he and his families anhydrous ammonia business, Martin Custom Anhydrous, and that is what led me to invite him to be a guest on the show. However, I wound up getting a lot more than I bargained for with this guest. Sam is a former chapter president, former Iowa State Vice-President and…
 
It is very difficult to know what is in the future on our farm this year, and I know this is true for so many of you out there. From weather to input prices to unavailability of fertilizer there is a lot that we just don't know. For me, this big unknown is water and hay prices. I don't know how long I will be able to irrigate for this year. If they…
 
In the world of entrepreneurship people love to throw the term, "passion" around as if that is all you need to make it. I certainly is not the only thing you need, but it definitely helps. Today's guest has exactly that, and it comes shining through when you speak to her. Grace Brown is fresh off of finding out that she is a state proficiency winne…
 
Tip Of The Week Is your liquid fertilizer secure? Rural Crime In The U.S. https://www.wwlp.com/news/crime/hadley-woman-pleads-not-guilty-to-35-counts-of-animal-cruelty/ https://www.idahopress.com/news/state/cartel-financed-oregon-pot-farms-expand-to-growing-indoors/article_89345cce-2502-53b1-9692-67d3973ecd1a.html Across The Pond, Down Under And Up…
 
Today's episode is a bit different than any normal, Off-Farm Income episode. Today I am speaking with Kathleen Dowling. Kathleen and I have a lot in common. We both grew up in California, we both started our collegiate education at a community college, we both had a dream of moving to Montana, we both became Montana state residents and we both got …
 
On tomorrow's episode I am speaking with a young lady about her future career prospects and finding her way to the agricultural life that she is dreaming about. So, for today's re-cap episode I thought that I would go back to a special coaching episode I did with a woman named Wendy from Ontario, Oregon. I find it is helpful to hear people brainsto…
 
"The FFA and agriculture is a very welcoming culture. You just have to put yourself out there, and you will be accepted". These are the words of the very wise FFA student who is today's featured guest, Kendall Lawson. Kendall is a senior who will be graduating within about a month of this episode's release. She loves to watch plants grow the same w…
 
This morning I was out in one of our pastures moving our sprinkler line. I was wet, my hands were muddy and wet and I was already behind the 8 Ball for the day. As I normally do, I had a podcast playing while I worked, and the host of the show read a quote that has been attributed to Thomas Edison. The quote stopped me in my tracks. The quote says,…
 
Today's guest, Remi Gardner, is the second student from the Paris FFA Chapter that I have interviewed in as many days. I find myself just as impressed today as I was with my first interview of a Paris FFA student, both working in the world of cattle production. Obviously, I am going to have to get myself to Henry County sooner, rather than later to…
 
Tip Of The Week Hold off on the evening beer until the farming is done. Rural Crime In The U.S. https://www.wsiltv.com/news/mushroom-hunters-find-body-in-rural-missouri-water-well/article_24ca595e-b064-5db4-b546-6f1d27d50a02.html https://www.wqad.com/article/news/crime/durant-firefighters-injured-crash-farm-sprayer-walcott-man-arrested/526-ea30d944…
 
The ability of farmers to innovate and solve problems is probably on of the most remarkable things about the women and men that make up this profession. In today's episode we are going to speak with one of those farmers. Jeff Sberna farms his families land in Northern Ohio. As he states they are not a big farm, which means that they don't have big …
 
Today, enjoy an interview an interview I did with a fellow who was frustrated by not having the tool he needed when working on auto engines and did something about it. Tune in as Shane Mulligan shares his story and how he created a NASCAR partnership to help him market his MAXX Leverage tool that he designed.…
 
Today's guest is a self-professed "showmanship freak". Showing livestock in jackpot shows and fairs is Pacee Miller's "thing". She talks about getting everything perfect and striving to be the best in the ring, and this has come true for her on more than one occasion. Pacee is a young lady who has a passion for agriculture, and more specifically, c…
 
I talked about "finding the next Boise" on episode #1152 and have spoken about Rapid City, SD being one of these possibilities in the past. This article demonstrates that was true. https://www.realtor.com/research/april-2022-wsj-rdc-emerging-housing-markets-index/ More Places You Can Listen to Off-Farm Income And Matt Brechwald:…
 
I don't make too many predictions on this show, but every now and then I interview an FFA student and can see that all the ingredients for great success are present. Today's interview with Caden Delaney is one of those moments. I first found out about Caden through an article stating that he had won a regional proficiency award in forage production…
 
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