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Recent Episodes

Driving Chat: Agritourism

Feb. 9, 2023

Here’s a quick mini-episode I wanted to share about agritourism. I recorded it while driving home from the International Workshop on Agritourism last fall. Fair warning that it’s only lightly edited. I just came across this …

Katelyn Duban Connects Rural Women

Jan. 28, 2023

“From what I’ve learned, it's always best to learn from other people. Learn from people who have been doing this before. If you can find a mentor in the field that you are interested in, I think that's the best thing you can…

Guest: Katelyn Duban

Jessica Newman Starts With Why

Jan. 11, 2023

“I really love the sheep. They're not stupid. Nor do I think they desire to die, as I've heard on more than one occasion. I do think they require awareness. They also are so instinct driven--which makes sense, based on what …

Season 2 Trailer

Oct. 1, 2022

Coming soon! The second season of Choosing to Farm is bringing you even more great stories of the journey into--and sometimes out of--farming. We'll talk about new models, new ways of being successful, and where new farmers …

Ep. 19 Keeping It Simple with Jascha Pick

July 12, 2022

“I didn't have mechanical background, I didn't grow up fixing tractors. I had never driven a tractor. I wasn't good with equipment. Grazing was very approachable. It just really appealed to me. You're outside, you're working…

Guest: Jascha Pick

Ep. 18: Learning and Leading in Business with Dallas Mount

May 26, 2022

“Go and work for a bad boss. Go and spend some time breaking somebody else's machines, losing tens of thousands of dollars on their payroll, before you're doing it on your own payroll. That timing is probably somewhere betwe…

Guest: Dallas Mount

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Five-Star Farmstays Online Course

Add a steady stream of income to your farm or ranch independent of rainfall, solid markets, or tons of money. Hosting farmstays has really helped my farm…

About the Host

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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.