Mon, 3 March 2014
Kevin Muno is on the show talking about his new start-up restoration agriculture style farm, Montado Farms.
Kevin talks about why he is doing what he is doing against a lot of heavy odds - highland prices, limited water in Southern California, and he doesn't come from a farming background. He touches on all of the big issues like how do you fund a $1M farm as start-up.
Kevin is approaching the farm as a business and we address everything that goes along with that - the farm business structure, raising capital, and cash flows.
If you don't think anyone besides Mark Shepard is farming these types of systems, you are mistaken. These systems are starting to come on line and Kevin is one of the ones leading the ay.
There are a hundred reasons that you could give Kevin on why he shouldn’t do what he is doing and why it might not work. But, I don’t think he cares about why it can’t be done, because he is focusing on getting it done. That’s what makes his story different. He doesn’t have that farming background that you would expect him to have, but he has the drive and determination to leverage the skills that he has to figure out a way to make his dream happen.
Show Notes: www.permaculturevoices.com/36