Episode 001 :: Brice Yocum of Sunbird Farms :: MANIFEST Collab Podcast ::

Today on the show we talk with Brice Yocum, the principal farmer at Sunbird Farms, located in sunny central California. Sunbird Farms operates as a small, slow, sustainable farm for heritage chickens. Their fans are local and international. Sunbird Farms are a favorite of the Slow Foods International movement and after listening to this episode, you will be a fan as well.

In this episode, Brice talks about how he expanded his work as an attorney and MBA professor to include raising heritage breed chickens. He champions hyper-locality while further exploring entrepreneurship opportunities in the Internet age.

Stuff we mention that you want to click

All Creatures Great and Small PBS
Heritage chicken breeds
The French Barbezieux
American Bresse
Sunbird Farms in the Wall Street Journal "Will 2015 Be the Year of the Chicken?"
Sunbird Farms Store
Fresno Pacific MBA
Modern Farmer Magazine
Omnivore's Delimma by Michael Pollan
Cooked by Michael Pollan
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot
All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot
The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters
Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch by Nigel Slater


"I believe in a world where things are hyper local." @BriceYocum #manifestcollab

"Uniqueness is what makes the great cities great, you don't feel like you are in 'anywhere USA.'" @KariSowers #manifestcollab

"The idea is to provide really good opportunities locally - then encourage & help others do the same." @BriceYocum #manifestcollab

"Agriculture can be part of what most of us do as families, and then we market the excess." @BriceYocum #manifestcollab

"You can be an entrepreneur w/ almost nothing - just start your story." @BriceYocum #manifestcollab


Online Intros

Brice Yocum

Sunbird Farms Website - click HERE
Instagram @SunBirdFarms2
Twitter @BriceYocum
E-mail brice@sunbirdfarms.com

Kari Sowers

Connect with Kari Sowers online:
Instagram @ManifestCollab and @KariSowers
Twitter @KariSowers
Facebook Page for Manifest Collab - click HERE

Photos of Brice Yocum and Sunbird Farms provided by Brice Yocum. Photo of Kari Sowers by Kristen Booth