Living Well & Wise, Episode 4 – Profit as a Homesteader

We’re revisiting past episodes that revolve around sustainable and can-do lifestyles, in a four-part series we’re calling “Living Well & Wise.” In our fourth and final episode, Hank Will and Becky Tipton discuss making a living from small acreage.

We’re revisiting past episodes that revolve around sustainable and can-do lifestyles, in a four-part series we’re calling “Living Well & Wise.” In our fourth and final episode, Hank Will and Becky Tipton discuss making a living from small acreage.

 

Hank Will (Oscar H. Will III) is a business leader, academic, and agricultural practitioner devoted to conservation and small-scale, sustainable agriculture. He currently serves as editor-at-large for Ogden Publications in Topeka, Kansas, publishers of titles such as Mother Earth News and Grit. Hank’s small-scale, high-cash flow farming experience spans more than four decades, with projects as varied as native perennial plants and heirloom laying chickens. His current project, Prairie Turnip Farm in rural Osage County, Kansas, is home to a direct market Highland beef, Hank’s landrace lamb, soap, feral bee, hay, and metal-working businesses. Hank has authored or co-authored nine books and hundreds of articles, and he enjoys maintaining the open-pollinated corn varieties his great-grandfather developed.



 

Becky Tipton

 

Becky Tipton and her husband, Steve, own Country Creek Honey and have been producing and selling honey for 30 years.  Becky is past president of the NE KS Beekeepers Association, VP of the Kansas Honey Producers, and a master beekeeper.  She teaches beekeeping and using products of the hive for skin care by making soaps, lotions, and balms.  Their farm is just north of Topeka where they raise broiler chickens, laying hens, heritage turkeys and corriente cattle. They farm in partnership with their son and daughter-in-law, John & Tammy Tipton.



 

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Podcast Editor: Jessica Mitchell
Podcast Editorial Team:
Carla Tilghman, Tyler Woodcock, Jesse Nadeau


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