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Foundations for Farm & Local Food Marketing

8/12/2018
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So what’s the secret to marketing farm and local food products? Today, I’ll tell you, and set you on a solid foundation for marketing your farm and/or food products. Because, if we produce great food and farm products and there’s no one to buy it, what’s the point?

Duration:00:13:35

11 Rules for Starting a Successful Farm Business

8/5/2018
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So, it seems that more and more people share the dream of starting a sustainable family farm. It's a sentiment that I understand very well, since back in 2006, Liz and I opted out of the corporate world to start our own sustainable livestock farm. Starting and running that farm, which grew into an award-winning artisan cheese business, is my fondest business memory. Serving the local food community and reconnecting heritage breed animals to neglected farmland was, and is, a worthy pursuit,...

Duration:00:36:00

Interview with Greg Gunthorp of Gunthorp Farms

7/30/2018
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Each month, I conduct a mastermind interview for members of the Small Farm Nation Academy. They’re video calls between me and an expert in matters that relate to growing a profitable farming business, and they tend to be an hour long, give or take. In this episode, I’m gonna share some highlights of my discussion with Greg Gunthorp of Gunthorp Farms in Indiana. 2018 marks Greg’s 20th year as a successful sustainable farmer. This year he’ll raise and market well over 100,000 poultry in...

Duration:00:25:27

Interview with Jordan & Laura Green

7/23/2018
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Each month,I conduct a mastermind interview for members of the Small Farm Nation Academy. They’re video calls between me and an expert in matters that relate to growing a profitable farming business, and they tend to be an hour long, give or take. In this episode, I’m gonna share some highlights of my discussion with Jordan & Laura Green of J&L Green Farm in Virginia. The Green's have built a fast-growing pasture-based meat business and, get this...they don't even own a single acre of...

Duration:00:24:06

Interview with urban farmer Curtis Stone

7/9/2018
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Each month,I conduct a mastermind interview for members of the Small Farm Nation Academy. They’re video calls between me and an expert in matters that relate to growing a profitable farming business, and they tend to be an hour long, give or take. In this episode, I’m gonna share some highlights of my discussion with Curtis Stone. Curtis is well known for maximizing farming profits on small, urban lots, and has helped lots of folks to do the same thing. Whether you’re interested in urban...

Duration:00:23:07

What farmers need to know about 2018 Facebook newsfeed changes

7/2/2018
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So you jumped on the band wagon and created a Facebook page, but no one responded to your posts, right? In this episode I walk you through the 2018 Facebook newsfeed algorithm change and tell you how to survive the social media circus. Facebook has yet again made significant changes to its algorithm, and this is a big one. Facebook is now focused not on the brands…or those of you who have farm Facebook pages, but rather focused on the individual FB user. Mark Zuckerberg flat out said,...

Duration:00:20:48

Email List Building 101 For Farmers

1/8/2018
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Email marketing is a great way to sell your farm products, but how do you build a list in the first place? In this episode I walk you through the four not-so-simple steps of email list building for your farm business. You’ve heard it many times, but an email list is your most important communication asset. It’s the best way for you to control getting a message directly to your customers. But most farm websites do an awful job of list building. I mean, list building comes down to four...

Duration:00:20:36

7 Reason Why Small Farms Fail

1/1/2018
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Small businesses routinely fail in every industry segment, but what causes small farms to fail? In this episode I share 7 reasons why small farms... The post 7 Reason Why Small Farms Fail appeared first on Small Farm Nation - Farm Marketing & Business Courses.

Duration:00:21:34

Farm Law, Liability & How to Protect Your Assets

12/18/2017
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A lot of people dream of starting a family farm and selling directly to customers, but how do you protect yourself from getting sued? In... The post Farm Law, Liability & How to Protect Your Assets appeared first on Small Farm Nation - Farm Marketing & Business Courses.

Duration:00:47:09

Do You Have a Farm Business or a Farm Hobby?

12/4/2017
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The phrase hobby farm is cute and all, but what’s the difference between a hobby farm and a farming business? In this episode, I’m going... The post Do You Have a Farm Business or a Farm Hobby? appeared first on Small Farm Nation - Farm Marketing & Business Courses.

Duration:00:14:48

The “Ideal Customer” Myth

11/14/2017
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It’s easy to grow your farm or small business, right? Just define your ideal customer and find more like them. Well, today, I’ll put an... The post The “Ideal Customer” Myth appeared first on Small Farm Nation - Farm Marketing & Business Courses.

Duration:00:17:03

When to Start Marketing Your “Future” Farm Business

11/6/2017
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If you’re planning to start a farm—or any small business—when should you start marketing it? In this episode, I explain why you should start marketing your... The post When to Start Marketing Your “Future” Farm Business appeared first on Small Farm Nation - Farm Marketing & Business Courses.

Duration:00:33:02

Season 2 Announcement | Homesteading | Farming

10/18/2017
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Hey everyone, and welcome to Season 2 of the Small Farm Nation Podcast! So, are you ready for season 2 of the podcast? I sure am, and... The post Season 2 Announcement | Homesteading | Farming appeared first on Small Farm Nation - Grow Your Farm Business.

Duration:00:06:26

Farming/Homesteading as a Retirement Strategy | Homesteading | Farming

3/31/2017
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Sign Up When people think of retirement, they often think of golf or travel. But what about homesteading or farming as a retirement strategy? In... The post Farming/Homesteading as a Retirement Strategy | Homesteading | Farming appeared first on Small Farm Nation.

Duration:00:26:51

Season 1: Episode 29: Farmstead Update: Shaking the Winter Blues | Homesteading | Farming [PODCAST]

3/24/2017
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Spring has sprung but the grass ain’t ris, and we can’t find where the flowers is. This week, Liz joins me as we shake the winter blues and share an update of what’s happening on the farm. Listen to the Podcast Subscribe to Self-Sufficient Life on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play or TuneIn Thanks to Lehman's for Sponsoring This Week's Episode! Lehman's offers back-to-basic products that help you live and enjoy a simpler life. Awesome stuff, too, like oil lamps, wood cook stoves,...

Duration:01:00:36

Season 1: Episode 28: Why We Eat the Animals We Love | Homesteading | Farming [PODCAST]

3/17/2017
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We love animals, so farming livestock was an easy decision for us. So how can we eat the animals we love? Today, I’ll tell you why PETA is dead wrong and why eating the "right" meat is best for people, the environment AND the animals. Listen to the Podcast Subscribe to Self-Sufficient Life on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play or TuneIn Thanks to Lehman's for Sponsoring This Week's Episode! Lehman's offers back-to-basic products that help you live and enjoy a simpler life. Awesome...

Duration:00:23:55

Season 1: Episode 27: 23 Questions to Ask Before Buying Rural Land | Homesteading | Farming [PODCAST]

3/10/2017
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When you search for rural land you’ll find all sorts of places that look promising. But how do you know if you’ve found your dream property? Today, I’ll share what we’ve learned and cover the 23 questions you should answer before buying that rural property. Listen to the Podcast Subscribe to Self-Sufficient Life on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play or TuneIn Thanks to Lehman's for Sponsoring This Week's Episode! Lehman's offers back-to-basic products that help you live and enjoy a...

Duration:00:39:19

Season 1: Episode 26: 10 Survival Lessons From the Great Depression | Homesteading | Farming [PODCAST]

3/3/2017
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Many people believe that The Great Depression was a hard time for all Americans, but is that true? This week, I’ll tackle that myth and share 10 Survival Lessons from The Great Depression era. Listen to the Podcast Subscribe to Self-Sufficient Life on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play or TuneIn Thanks to Lehman's for Sponsoring This Week's Episode! Lehman's offers back-to-basic products that help you live and enjoy a simpler life. Awesome stuff, too, like oil lamps, wood cook stoves,...

Duration:00:31:43

Season 1: Episode 25: Why “Can I Make Money Homesteading?” is the Wrong Question | Homesteading | Farming [PODCAST]

2/24/2017
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A lot of folks have asked me if they can make money farming or homesteading, but is that even the right question to ask? This week, Liz and I will share why it may not be and what we’ve learned about the financial side of a self-sufficient lifestyle. Listen to the Podcast Subscribe to Self-Sufficient Life on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play or TuneIn Thanks to Lehman's for Sponsoring This Week's Episode! Lehman's offers back-to-basic products that help you live and enjoy a simpler...

Duration:00:51:57