Episode 192 – Building a Diversified Farm Business with Katie Steere

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Katie Steere is an entrepreneur and co-owner of Wild Earth Farm in Vermont. In addition to raising grass-fed beef and lamb with her husband, she’s busy re-imagining how we as humans can live well on this earth.

Her current obsessions are women and wool and the magic that happens when the two of them come together. She has recently taken a step back from the day to day of farming to start a wool sponges business and start planning women and wool retreats that will be happening on her farm.

Katie lives in the hills of central Vermont with her husband, two dogs, four cats, 50 beef cows, and about 30 Icelandic sheep. One of her favorite parts of being an adult is living out the childhood of her dreams. The highlight of 2024 so far has been welcoming Karma, her jersey milk cow, to the farm.

THIS WEEK’S DISCUSSIONS:

Get ready as we delve into…

  • All About Katie
  • The Pro’s and Con’s of Going Vegan
  • USDA Loans and Financing
  • Working with Sheep and Wool
  • National Family Farm Coalition – Advocating for On-Farm Slaughters
  • What’s Next for Katie on the Farm
  • The Most Rewarding Part of Being a Rural Woman for Katie

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  • Mentoring and networking
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  • Health and balance of life strategies
  • Career planning
  • Setting goals in all areas

Join us to hear role models tell their story – their challenges, obstacles, successes and lessons learned and more:

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  • Speak with like-minded individuals.
  • Practice skills in multiple workshops

 

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LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW

Katie Steere | Wild Earth Farm | Instagram

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Katelyn Duban

Katelyn Duban

Farmer | Podcast Host | Coach

Welcome to Wild Rose Farmer! My name is Katelyn Duban and I am a first generation female farmer in Southern Alberta, Canada. I married into agriculture back in 2016 to my multigenerational farmer husband, affectionately known as Mr. Wild Rose Farmer. We live and grow on our families certified organic grain and oilseed operation. In the Spring and Summer seasons, I raise a small herd of meat goats and have previously raised bottle calves as well.

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