Fri, 4 March 2022
OFI 1323: Tobacco, Goats, Berries & Tomatoes = Diversified Farm Income | Lorrie Barron | Wildwood Berry & Produce
When I think of Virginia, so many things spring to mind - history, green pastures, beef, mountains, rivers, etc., etc. I also think of thunderstorms, humidity and lazy evenings beating the heat on a front porch. I realize that so many of the images that come to mind for me are concoctions of things I have read in books, seen on television or looked at in paintings, but for today's guest I think it is all true.
Lorrie Barron and her husband, David, have been farming in Southern Virginia since they got married in 1982. They love the agricultural lifestyle, and they will do what is necessary to continue it. This includes offering a wide variety of entrepreneurial services to people in their community ranging from cake baking to sheet rocking to barn building t0 painting. They also are very innovative in looking for ways to improve their farm through grants and new methods. And, they are not afraid to be involved in multiple different aspects of agriculture to find niche markets and keep revenue flowing to the farm.
Direct download: Off_Farm_Income--Episode_1323_Lorrie_Barron-COMM_13_42-020522.mp3
Category:farming -- posted at: 12:30am MST