GFP 001: Show Introduction | How do you define success as a farmer? Why is it important to do so?

Show Summary:

This is the very first episode of the Growing Farms Podcast. You may have caught the sneak preview, and now it is time for the real thing! I will be bringing you episodes and interviews each week from farmers from across the country.

This episode introduces  me, the host. It introduces the show, it's concept, and I conduct my first interview with Connecticut farmer Erick Taylor on how he defines success as a farmer.

I am thrilled to be bringing you this podcast. I feel like my life's work so far has culminated in bringing these projects to you: Farm Marketing  Solutions, the Growing Farms Podcast, and starting a farm of my own.

In this farm podcast you will learn about:

  • Your host, me, John Suscovich. You will take brief look at me, where I've been, where I am, and where I am going, so you know who you will be listening to every week.
  • The show, the Growing Farms Podcast. I'll give you an overview of what the show is about:
    • Sharing notes on getting started in farming and agriculture.
    • Highlighting the different types of farming through interviews with farmers from across the Country.

Interview with Erick Taylor of Devon Point Farm:

How do you define success as a farm and why is it important to do so?

  • Personal Success
  • Economic Success
  • Environmental Success
  • Community Success

Is there anything you know now that you wish you knew when you were starting out?

Erick & Patty Taylor own and operate Devon Point Farm in Woodstock, CT. They run a 200 member vegetable CSA, a closed herd of grass-fed Red Devon beef cattle, and raise a few other animals on their 93 acre farm.

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What is your definition of success?

Is success the fast car, big house, and slick suit jacket and tie? Or do you prefer working outside, spending time with family and friends, and doing work that is fulfilling?

What mark are you going to leave on the world with the work you do?


My skills are ever-evolving as an interviewer. Thanks for taking the time to listen in, and let me know what you think. You can leave a comment below, send me an e-mail, reach me on Facebook or Twitter, or leave a rating in iTunes if you liked the show.