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A Bootstrapping Farmer

Docuseries

Inside the journey of starting a new business and lifestyle from scratch

Episode 1: Localizing the Food Supply Through Farmer Owned Meal Prep

 

Brandon Youst, Founder of Craven Local Food Market, Bootstrap Farmer & Co-Founder, Urban Farm Academy & STEM.ag

Ernul, NC

Career Before Farming: Construction & Finance

Starting Point: 7 Acres

Episode 2: How I Built This Farm

 

Jeff Bednar, Founder of Profound Microfarms & Profound Foods

Lucas, TX

Career Before Farming: Real Estate

Starting Point: Old Greenhouse

Episode 3: Bootstrapping a Microgreens Business

 

Nathan Cash & Nick Bodnar, Founders of On the Acre

Houston, TX

Career Before Farming: Military & Retail Merchandising

Starting Point: Wire Rack

Episode 4: An Indoor Farm for Chefs

 

Ryan Pierce, Founder of Fresh Impact Farms

Washington, D.C. 

Career Before Farming: Cloud Computing

Starting Point: Spare Bedroom w/ Grow Tent

Episode 5: Making Soaps with Goats Milk

 

Krisann Blackwell, Founder of Beamans Fork Co.

New Bern, NC

Career Before Farming: Journalism

Starting Point: Soap Without Goats

Episode 6: STEM Education with Aquaponics

 

Michele Madison, Founder of Farming the Future & Co-Founder of STEM.ag

Tallahassee, FL

Career Before Farming: Engineering 

Starting Point: Dumpster Diving

Episode 7: Edible Gardens as a Service Point

 

Piper Klee-Waddle, Founder of Urban Dirt Co.

Mckinney, TX

Career Before Farming: Logistics

Starting Point: Raised Bed

Episode 8: Salad Subscription Lunch Club

 

Nick Burton, Founder of Victory Gardens & Co-Founder of Urban Farm Academy

Paris, TX

Career Before Farming: Landscaping

Starting Point: Rennovated Nursery 

Episode 9: Specialty Hemp Farming

 

Joe Hauser, Founder of Persephone’s Farm

Wilmington, NC

Career Before Farming: Bartender

Starting Point: Back yard

Episode 10: Mentorship in Making the Jump Pt 1

 

Kris Davis, Seed to Shaker

New Bern, NC

Career Before Farming: Insurance

Starting Point: Small Office

Episode 10: Mentorship in Making the Jump Pt 2

 

Kris Davis, Seed to Shaker

New Bern, NC

Career Before Farming: Insurance

Starting Point: Small Office

Episode 11: A Day Delivering to Chefs

 

Jeff Bednar, Founder of Profound Microfarms & Profound Foods

Lucas, TX

Career Before Farming: Real Estate

Starting Point: Old Greenhouse

Episode 12: Creative Confidence in Farmer Owned Meal Prep

 

Cait Nolan, Little x Little Farm

Ernul, NC

Career Before Farming: Yoga

Starting Point: 6 acres