Thu, 6 October 2022
OFI 1508: How To Build And Manage A Farm Selling Retail Cuts Of Meat | David Hancock | Hancock Family Farms | Re-Cap Episode
On tomorrow's ag business episode I am featuring an absolute phenom of agricultural entrepreneurship who is building quite a retail business for the livestock that he raises on his farm. For today's re-cap episode I am going to take you back to an interview I conducted with David Hancock who was doing the same thing when we first spoke, and he has continued to build an unbelievable business since then.
The original show notes are below:
Do you dream of farming and being able to stay on your farm full time? Do you love to share agriculture and what you love about it with other people? Do you enjoy livestock and love to brag about the meat you produce on your own place?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then selling retail cuts of your own meat at a farmer's market or on your own place might just be the answer you are looking for.
Let's face it, my show is all about using entrepreneurship to support your farming endeavors. Even though this is what I do and what I teach, it does not mean that it is the ultimate goal. Ultimately, all of us would like to do nothing but farm. We would like to be that person who wakes up with the chickens, beds down the cows and only leaves the farm because we want to in between.
Our guest today, David Hancock, has a recipe for doing just that. No two farms or farmers are alike, and you may have more or less challenges than David has had to overcome. But one thing is for certain, he loves farming and needed to figure out a niche to achieve his dream of farming full time. He did that through selling individual cuts of meat.
David shares a wealth of information in this interview. It is practically a blue print for anyone who wants to find a way to farm full time.
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