This episode of RANCHCAST with LEM LEWIS, I interview third generation general manager, Shay Myers, where we discuss the innovative practices implemented by family run Froerer Farms and its Owhyee brand of onions. A third generation produce business based in Nyssa, Oregon, Froerer Farms actively involves several generations from eight different core families related by blood or marriage. Froerer Farms is a model of a well-run, vertically integrated, produce grower and packer.
Over the years, the operation has worked hard to remove as many of the profit sucking middlemen as possible from the chain of custody of its farm grown onions, asparagus, mint, yams, and other crops.
Among other lessons that Shay offers, is a clear understanding of what it takes to breathe fresh life into a long established business.
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RANCHCAST with LEM LEWIS showcases the vital contributions that America’s ranchers and farmers make to our nation’s economy and food supply. Whether you live on a ranch or farm, invest in rural real estate, or are simply a fan of the ranch lifestyle, this program is your guide to insights and practical advice available nowhere else.
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After living and working in Spain, where he noticed the climate and trees were similar to parts of Texas, Jim Henry wondered why no one in his native Texas was growing olives commercially. He thought Texas could be host to a thriving olive oil business and he set out to prove it.
It took Jim decades to prove his concept a success, and along the way, he encountered more than his share of obstacles.
But Jim and his family have wrangled a thriving business from under-productive Texas ranchlands, using grit, stick-to-itiveness, and a belief in the unlimited ingenuity of rural producers.
Agriculture specialists from the U.S. government, Texas, and around the country by the hundreds, even thousands, have visited Jim’s Texas Olive Ranch to learn his story first hand. All you need to do is make yourself comfortable and listen to this episode of RANCHCAST with Lem Lewis.
RANCHCAST with Lem Lewis showcases the vital contributions that America’s ranchers and farmers make to our nation’s economy and food supply. Whether you live on a ranch or farm, invest in rural real estate, or are simply a fan of the ranch lifestyle, this program is your guide to insights and practical advice available nowhere else.
Photo: Jim Henry, Texas Olive Ranch
Interview Conducted: December 2017
Length: 45 minutes 52 seconds
There is so much to boast about for those of us blessed to live in Texas. Garrison Brothers’ Texas straight bourbon whiskey is like icing on the cake.
Made from pure Texas-grown organic cereal grains, combined with our nutrient-rich rainwater, Garrison Brothers bourbons are among the very best to be found anywhere in the world.
On this edition of RANCHCAST with LEM LEWIS, our host and certified whiskey sommelier Lem Lewis travels to Hye to visit with founder and proprietor Dan Garrison.
In perfect Texas entrepreneurial style, Dan comes from the “better to ask forgiveness than permission” school of business. Although just about no one believed it possible to distil quality bourbon anywhere in America other than Kentucky or Tennessee, Dan proved his skeptics wrong.
Dan bought his first still in 2006, before he even had a legal right to operate one, and shipped his first bottles in 2011. They’ve been a sell-out hit ever since.
If you love fine bourbon whiskey, or even if you never touch alcohol, you’ll enjoying drinking in Dan’s Texas swagger and his philosophy of business.
He and his family are part of a growing segment of rural producers who are demonstrating creative, alternative ways to living and working the ranching life.
Photo: Lem Lewis, The Ranch Broker (L); and Dan Garrison, Garrison Brothers
Interview Conducted: May 2017
Length: 28 minutes 28 seconds
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