Episode 4 – Channeling stress into success with Celia Gaze

Episode 4 – Channeling stress into success with Celia Gaze
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In this episode we have the pleasure to chat with Celia Gaze, founder of The Wellbeing Farm, whose story is a real inspiration for turning around a bad personal situation and overcoming obstacles when starting a new business on a farm. Yes, it is possible to completely transform your life and your farm.

Tune in to our chat with Celia to gain some inspiration and practical advice to turn your crazy idea for diversifying your farm  into a thriving business and learn how a llama played a role in igniting a unique business idea for The Wellbeing Farm. Also available on Spotify.

About Celia Gaze

During a highly stressful period in her life, Celia jumped ship from her career as an NHS (National Health Service) director to diversify her husband’s hill farm into what is a multiple award-winning wedding venue and wellbeing farm today. Her unique concept, which includes wellbeing, fun and sustainability is now bringing joy into people’s lives as well as helping people with their stress management.

The road to this successful business was bumpy, but Celia’s enthusiasm and resilience carried her through. Celia has much to share from her experience and wants others to benefit from it and prepare them for some of the potential obstacles they may encounter on their farm diversification journey.

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Link to The Wellbeing Farm

Book: Why put a bow tie on a llama?: How a crazy idea can change your life and transform your business published in 2020 by Celia Gaze

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Episode 3 – Farm diversification trends and opportunities

Episode 3 – Farm diversification trends and opportunities
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In this episode the editor of the Farm Diversity Magazine shares some new farm diversification trends. Victoria Galligan has seen a lot when it comes to farm diversification and came across some quite unique projects. Her insights can serve as inspiration to anybody aspiring to diversify their farm to add another stream of farm-based income and increase the economic resilience of their farm.

Victoria highlights some exciting trending farm diversification opportunities, as well as some more unique and unusual possibilities to diversify your farm income. But it is not just about having a great idea, how do you convince your family to invest and how do you market it successfully? These are some of the important questions Victoria tackles in our chat with her.

A survey published by the Famer’s Weekly Magazine in October this year revealed that most young farmers believe that diversification is required to stay in farming. We hope this episode will give you some ideas for what might work at your farm and points out important steps you need to consider as you embark on your farm diversification journey. This episode is also available on Spotify

About Victoria Galligan

Victoria Galligan is a journalist by trade with a degree in journalism and English. She worked as a subeditor for the national press in the UK for quite some time before she moved to Euromedia Associates who own a variety of trade and specialist magazines including the Farm Diversity Magazine.

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Episode 2- Smart way to keep on top of pig health and antibiotics

Episode 2- Smart way to keep on top of pig health and antibiotics
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In this episode we speak to Chris Bomgaars, Founder and CEO of EveryPig about managing pig health remotely, digitizing pig records and facilitating team work on farms with their new pig management platform.

Chris grew up pig farming in Iowa and therefore has firsthand knowledge of the challenges involved when it comes to managing pigs. It inspired him to come up with solutions to make pig record keeping easier, be more prepared for potential health risks and increase biosecurity on farms to save pigs’ lives.

Listen in to our chat with Chris who walked us through the ins and outs of this exciting new app.

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Episode 1 – 2020s challenges shaping global animal production

Episode 1 – 2020s challenges shaping global animal production
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As a new decade approaches fast we asked animal producers, consultants and veterinarians that attended an international conference in Vienna what their thoughts are on the 2020s challenges for animal production in their respective countries.

Representatives from Brazil, Malaysia, US, Germany, Poland, Columbia and Chile shared their views. For our listeners from the Latin American markets we kept the replies from Columbia and Chile in Spanish.

We also took a look at what leading global organizations, researchers and statistics for the US and EU countries are saying that could predict some of the key challenges we will have to tackle  in animal production.

In some of our upcoming episodes of the keep agile keep farming podcast we will certainly be having more detailed debates on finding solutions for these 2020s challenges among other topics with invited guests.

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