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Review: M5 Small Business Accelerator

September 6, 2022

Read more on my experience with the M5 Entrepreneurs Course lead by Mary and Brian Heffernan of Five Marys Farms in Fort Jones, Calf.

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Raising Goats

Getting started selling cuts of goat meat | Live Q&A Replay

June 20, 2022

This Q&A Replay covers how we got started selling goat meat, including planning from harvest to the type of cuts offered.

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Marketing Meat Goats

My favorite tool for the farm

February 15, 2022

I bet you’ll never guess what my favorite tool is for the farm! It’s my iPhone! Yes, that’s right.

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Marketing Meat Goats

Buying in bulk to help the bottom line

February 4, 2022

Running a business, especially a farm, can get expensive. With a farm that direct markets, the type of expenses can be more vast.

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Raising Goats

Focusing on overall wellness: personally, on the farm + with family

January 5, 2022

I’m goal-orientated; I can’t help it. It’s how I’m wired. I’m sure some of it has to do with years of leadership training and development as an FFA member in my early years (am I dating myself now!?).

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On The Farm

Blog content planning for 2022

January 3, 2022

As the new year begins, so does a new plan and set of goals for my farm business. This year I’ve decided to set the content to my blog for the entire year. Yes, the whole year. I’m taking a nod to my old days in corporate communications and as an editor and taking a more through approach to planning. It’s a more thoughtful approach to providing you with more meaningful content related to goats, whether that’s about raising them, grazing them or on the marketing side.

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Raising Goats

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center Success Story

December 16, 2021

We were recently featured on the Wisconsin Small Business Development website as a Success Story. Last spring I worked with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls SBDC to help build a business plan and financial projects for a USDA grant application I was working on. I was able to work with a consultant to get this […]

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Marketing Meat Goats

Leslie Applying for a grant

Grant Writing + Other Tips Funding Sources for Your Farm

October 6, 2021

Grants can be a great tool for helping farmers take their business to the next level. But, be warned, it’s not easy money. With my most recent grant applications, I clocked in over 80 hours (likely more) of time doing planning and writing for the grants, which together were over 100 pages!

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Marketing Meat Goats

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