Tue, 12 October 2021
In this episode, I welcome back to the show, Will Harris, fourth-generation farmer, and owner of White Oak Pastures. You can listen to our first episode here.
In 1995, Will made the bold decision to stop using industrialized farming methods at White Oak Pastures and instead return his operation to the traditional farming techniques used by his forefathers.
Today, White Oak Pastures operates as a living ecosystem that is holistically managed and proudly zero-waste - all while employing 155+ people and helping to revitalize the small town of Bluffton, GA.
Listen in as Will and I discuss the big plans for our upcoming event October 21-24. We also chat about:
The office at White Oak Pastures and the interesting construction of his driveway
How Spider Lilies indicate the changing of the seasons
-The size and scope of White Oak Pastures
-What is raised at White Oak Pastures
-The unique lodging at White Oak Pastures
-How the end of small and medium-sized farms have changed rural America
-How Will’s family is involved in their family-owned farm
-Center for Agricultural Resilience (CFAR)
Connect with Will:
Website: White Oak Pastures
LinkedIn: Will Harris
YouTube: White Oak Pastures Farms
Thank you to all who’ve made this show possible. Our hosts are Diana Rodgers, Lauren Manning, and James Connelly. Our producer is Meg Chatham, and our editor is Emily Soape. And of course, we are grateful for our sponsors, Patreon supporters, and listeners.
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