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Farming | Farm Life | Homesteading | Self-Reliance

Farming | Farm Life | Homesteading | Self-Reliance


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Farming | Farm Life | Homesteading | Self-Reliance






When to use storytelling with farm marketing

In this episode, you'll learn when you should (and shouldn't) use storytelling as it relates to farm marketing. To master farm marketing, join the Small Farm Nation Academy whenever you're ready. GET STARTED


How to differentiate your farm from look-alike competitors

In this episode, you'll learn how to make your farm stand out and be not only different than competitors, but better. To master farm marketing, join the Small Farm Nation Academy whenever you're ready. GET STARTED


Is the customer REALLY the hero of your story?

In this episode, you'll learn why the customer is NOT the hero of your farm story. You are. To master farm marketing, join the Small Farm Nation Academy whenever you're ready. GET STARTED


Should You Outsource Any Farm Marketing

In this episode, you'll the pros and cons of outsourcing parts of your farm marketing. To master farm marketing, join the Small Farm Nation Academy whenever you're ready. GET STARTED


Farm Marketing – Active vs. Latent Customer Needs

In this episode, you'll learn the difference between customer's active vs. latent needs, and how that impacts your farm marketing. To master farm marketing, join the Small Farm Nation Academy whenever you're ready. GET STARTED


Biggest Mistakes with Farm Websites

In this episode, you'll learn the biggest mistakes farmers make with creating their websites. To master farm marketing, join the Small Farm Nation Academy whenever you're ready. To share your thoughts: Leave a comment on my Facebook page. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn To help the show: PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW for Small Farm Nation on iTunes. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play or TuneIn Thanks for listening. Until next time! OTHER WAYS TO ENJOY THIS EPISODE...


How to Tackle Farm Price Objections: Farm Podcast

We all know that sustainably produced food is more expensive than supermarket food, so how do we explain that when challenged? This week I want to discuss a challenge that many small farmers face. It’s one that they seem to all dread and it puts them on the defensive. It’s the whole issue of defending why their products cost so much. Or, at least seems to cost so much.



Okay, so it’s strategy week here on the Small Farm Nation podcast. And nothing says “strategy” more than business planning, so that’s the focus this week. Now, the first thing you're told to do when starting a business is to write a business plan. But should you? Do traditional business plans help? Or is there a better way. Yes, there is a better way, and in this episode I'll walk you through how to create an actionable one-page business plan.


8 Logo design mistakes

What do most people think of when they think of branding? They think of logos. In fact, many people think that their logo is their brand. And you can’t have a great brand without a super cool logo design, can you? Today, I’m gonna tell you the mistakes you’re making with your farm logo design and what you really should be doing, instead.


Learn to become a farm entrepreneur

What can you do if you have a business but you’re not a natural entrepreneur? In this farm podcast, I’m gonna show you how to stop working ON your business rather than being a slave to it so you can avoid burnout and realize your entrepreneurial dreams. And I've got a special, awesome download to help you do just that.


How to Create an Email List for your Farm

One of the challenges I hear most often expressed from small farmers (really any small business, actually), is how difficult it is to create an email list of potential customers. In this episode, we'll discuss three keys to putting your list-building efforts on autopilot so you can grow your email list.


Why You Must Create a Great Farm Brand

Is branding important for your farm business? Let’s start with what I mean by the word “brand” because it’s a word that we hear often, but we may not understand the meaning. I mean, what does the word “brand” mean anyway?


7 Habits of Successful Farm Marketers

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?


How to Grow Your Farm’s Email List: Farm Podcast

An email list is your most important communication asset, and 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.


Why Small Farms Fail: Farm Podcast

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 fail, so you learn what not to do so that your farm thrives. I'll walk you through seven reasons why small farms fail.


Is your farm a money-sucking hobby or a profitable business?

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 to tell you why you might have a farm hobby that costs you money rather than a thriving farm business that earns you money.


How to Start a Farm Business: Farming Podcast

Want to know How to Start a Farm Business? Here are 11 rules that will guide you so that your farm business is profitable, sustainable and enjoyable!


Critical Questions to Answer Before Buying Your Farm or Homestead: Farming Podcast

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 Small Farm Nation on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or TuneIn So, Liz and I have bought rural property twice now. It’s both an exciting and exhausting time. Before you plunk down that deposit on the first rural...


How Farmers Use Coolbots to Keep Products Cool: Farm Podcast

Whether you're selling market vegetables, pastured meats or raw milk and farmstead cheese, one thing's for certain. You gotta keep your products cool to preserve shelf life. In this episode, we learn how farmers use Coolbots to do just that.


Why your farm’s ideal customer doesn’t matter: Farming Podcast

You’ve probably heard how important it is to define and communicate with your ideal customer. So is it? In this episode, I’ll tell you why it’s a waste of time focusing on mythical ideal customers and walk you through what you should be doing, instead!