Fri, 3 September 2021
OFI 1167: Composting Dead Pigs And Creating Three Businesses With One Idea | Roc Rutledge | Ace Composting
Today's episode is the epitome of the type of business that this show was designed to profile. Our guest, Roc Rutledge, farms with his father and brother in northeast Colorado. Long ago, Roc's father told them that they would need to create some sort of business to help support them if they were going to come home and farm. Roc has done that a couple of times over, and on today's show we are talking all about his newest business, Ace Composting.
Roc has been unbelievably innovative and courageous in the creation of this business. And, just like always happens, now that he has put himself out there, other business opportunities are emerging as a result of what he has done. Roc is being paid to dispose of dead pigs by a large scale pork producer in his area, and this was the first problem he solved. He came up with a way to dispose of these pigs in close proximity to where they were being produced while insuring biosecurity for his customer. On the other end of his innovation he has compost that he is using to improve his pastures and farm ground. And, he is now getting interest from others to consult for them as they develop the same type of system that he has created.
Direct download: Off_Farm_Income--Episode_1167_Roc_Rutledge-REVISED-081921.mp3
Category:farming -- posted at: 12:30am MST