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Choosing to Farm: New Generation Stories

Recent Episodes

Nick Weinstock Goes from Foodie to Farmer

June 7, 2023

Nick and his family have a productive history as small business owners, investors, and planners. After getting his construction management degree from Michigan State University in 2009, Nick returned to join the family cons…

Becky Harhaj Balances Calm and Chaos

May 9, 2023

From Becky: My husband and I moved our kids to a farm in rural southern Minnesota in 2016 to grow better food. We were already purchasing most of our meat from local farmers, but wanted to do it ourselves while giving our ki…

Guest: Becky Harhaj

Hank & Heather LeTarte Listen to Their Customers

April 29, 2023

“We cleared eight acres and piled the trees by hand. Not the trees but the brush. We had 96 brush piles in one field. And we had no friends left, because we would say to them, ‘Come on over for the weekend. And we'll give y…

Carly Farmer Sticks With It

April 22, 2023

“I can't express enough how just beautiful it is to watch the growth. The growth of a farm year after year where you're putting your inputs in, which may just mean your animals, they’re just fertilizing and grazing for you. …

Guest: Carly Farmer

Matt Kovarik Thinks Outside the Box

April 15, 2023

“I think that you have to listen to what everybody has to say, and then just pick and choose different parts of their advice. That's complicated for some people; they just want a How-To Guide for starting their farm. It’s no…

Guest: Matt Kovarik

Katie Steere Finds Her Dream Life

April 8, 2023

"I get a lot of people saying, you're living my dream life. I'm so jealous. I know it's a compliment. But I'm not living your dream life. I'm living my dream life. And I know what it comes with. I know all the s-h-i-t it com…

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Jenn Colby


Jenn Colby has spent over 25 years helping livestock farmers find success and quality of life through non-profit, academic, Extension, and community roles. She writes, farms, consults, and hosts the Choosing to Farm podcast from her home base of Howling Wolf Farm in Vermont.