How do you measure success on your farm?
Today’s guest focuses on quality of life, building relationships, and efficiency in their farm business.
Today on the podcast, we are hosting Aaron Bradley, Co-owner and Operator of Colfax Creek Farm, located in Bostic, North Carolina. Colfax Creek Farm was founded in 1901, and is currently comprised of fifth generation farmers. The farm’s mission is to raise the finest 100% grass-fed beef, pastured pork, and pasture raised poultry all while focusing on producing healthy foods, raising happy animals, and caring for the land.
Listen to how Aaron and his wife keep this historic enterprise thriving!
Aaron’s farming background 1:16
The characteristics Aaron looks for in a farm 15:06
The first changes Aaron made to the farm 17:56
The different enterprises Colfax Creek has on the farm 21:17
How Aaron built and maintains a good team 32:36
How Aaron unifies the team behind the vision of the farm 37:54
The profit share methods Colfax Creek is working on 41:25
How Aaron goes about marketing for the farm 45:19
Aaron’s favorite farming tool 55:02
Aaron’s advice for a new farmer 1.01:33
About the Guest:
Aaron Bradley is a fifth generation farmer and the co-owner of Colfax Creek Farm and Colfax Creek Meat Co. He is passionate about making meaningful change in both our food and farming systems by learning beside, and educating both consumers and farmers.
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