Full Disclosure Farming: BrutallyHonest AgChats

Full Disclosure Farming: BrutallyHonest AgChats

Are you struggling to find your place in agriculture and not sure where you fit in on the family farm? You are not alone! Join Farmer Joe with BrutallyHonestAg & Mrs.YankeeFarmer as they dissect the issues facing family farms in modern agriculture that young next generation farmers can relate to. The brutally honest truth about Ag; talking the good, the bad and the ugly experiences from farming with family, and always feeling broke to battling your mental health, and all the seasonal bullshit in between! Future guests will highlight their own success stories and provide real life experiences of what worked and what didn’t work in trying to forge a successful path in Agriculture.


February 20, 2024 90 mins

We sat down with Clayton and Blake Phelps to chat about almost everything under the sun. An enjoyable chat, which will be 1 of many.

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We're casually discussing farm transition options when the next generation is either not interested, not up to it or there isn't a next generation to even talk about!

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February 6, 2024 40 mins

We're sitting down today to discuss the important of selling yourself and promoting agriculture in the proper fashion - we're using some of our favorite pages from Mrs. Yankee's Farm Biz Selling workbook as a guide! Workbook available at YankeeBeef.com

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This episode, to summarize, is casual chaos. We had a topic we wanted to address and ultimately it way-laid into various stories and snippets. Call it a big, get to know us!


We will be back on the formal topic train next week, unless you enjoy this style and we can keep it in the rotation for now and again.

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January 23, 2024 35 mins

We're talking behaviors and trends that we believe should be "out" for 2024, things we want to keep fostering for 2024 - and some miscellaneous things in between. Join us in being a better Ag community all around!

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Our long awaited guest today is Dr Catherine Cleveland, Joe's counselor that he has talked about extensively on tiktok. She is a fabulous thinker and speaker whom we enjoyed chatting with for y'all. Tune in for our lengthiest episode ever - but it's chock full of good information, you might want to listen twice!

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We're launching 2024 with our first guest, Ryan Hanft, of Hanft's Hickory Hill Farm, where they raise show steers and also run their seasonal businesses; Hickory Hill Tent Rentals + Hanfts Brothers One Stop Deer Shop. You'll get to know Ryan with some formal questions as well as just good conversation. He's mature beyond his age + is blazing a successful path with a strong mindset and perseverance.

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January 2, 2024 40 mins

We're doing some reflecting and some goal setting as we turn over a new year + therefore a new season for the POD. Thank you for hanging out with us so far!

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December 26, 2023 32 mins

This one includes 3 different kind of opportunities in farming, also a quick chat on banking and some storytelling!

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December 19, 2023 31 mins

Well this is the big question right, is it worth all the fighting, drama and work to take over the family farm? You can take this question in any direction really, we chatted it through a couple different ways!

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December 12, 2023 32 mins

Here's a dandy question for you to ask yourself - who are you farming for? Have you taken time to consider how this farm is supposed to work for you? Or are you stuck farming for someone else's benefit + sacrificing your happiness for it?

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December 5, 2023 29 mins

We're jumping back into the swing of podcast things, giving our future selves advice on how to NOT be boomer-y when living life on the farm; business advice for all industries + just ways to be a better human for your family.

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November 28, 2023 29 mins

The impossible question of work life balance has come up several times this week as we have completed the Thanksgiving tasks and are barreling towards Christmas! We're touching on a few important things to remember as the holidays approach and the pressure on you is high to show up + be seen, whilst having a million things to do at home on your farm.

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November 21, 2023 30 mins

Listen to us chatter our way thru a basic guide to creating a brand, building it and maintaining it! This one is a funny one.

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November 14, 2023 47 mins

We have for you our longest episode ever, because there is no time limit on trauma. Our very own Farmer Joe is sharing a personal experience from his childhood that has ultimately led to his placing of an extremely high value on sound mental health and counseling. We address the important of mental health care and counseling for everyone in the farming and agriculture space. * TRIGGER WARNING for a traumatic farm safety / farm acci...

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November 7, 2023 26 mins

The best way to be satisfied with your daily work is to customize it to fit you personally! We dissect several ways that you can tweak your operation and adjust things to best fit your situation, all in the name of success!

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We are granting you permission to feel no guilt for going on vacations, making money at farming, and seeing a counselor to make yourself better! You need to prioritize yourself before you reach retirement age! We promise, you won't regret it.

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October 24, 2023 26 mins

The dreaded prenup conversation that typically happens when there is a family business at play. We dive into our prenup, general best practices and then onto some general farm marriage talk. Enjoy, party people!

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October 17, 2023 27 mins

This episode started off very focused on working on a farm with your spouse and took a quick derailment into marriage advice and being a good spouse in general. Have a laugh and enjoy!

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October 10, 2023 29 mins

One thing has become clear to us in our years of farming; it's expensive to be cheap! Not doing something the proper way is simply going to come back and bite you in the ass and cost you more money!

We chat about various ways we've experienced that spending the proper money up front on something has paid off; in bulls, trucks, buildings and liquor.

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