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Living on his family’s seventh generation farm Darby began his own farming enterprise in 2007 after reading “Pastured Poultry Profits” by Joel Salatin. Over the past 10 years he’s grown the operation that he started with less than $1000 to one that produces 3000 broilers, 125 turkeys, 60 hogs, and 12 beef per year. The farm now financially supports Darby and his wife Brandy, along with their two young boys, Ethan and Zach.
Darby has transitioned himself from a successful mechanical engineer into a full time farmer and enjoys the many benefits that come with being self sufficient in ones livelihood. His success shows it is possible to build a business from scratch with little or no knowledge of what Joel Salatin affectionately calls “lunatic farming”.