In 2011 when we purchased our farm we had a long, long way to go. We bought 25 acres of weeds with a house on it. There were no fences, no irrigation and the land had not been cultivated in years. I had a small, John Deer tractor with an 8′ disk on the back, and I worked the ground with that.
Tons of rocks came up while I disked, and they all had to be removed and deposited elsewhere. Progress was slow, and at times it seemed like this place would never resemble a farm. During all of that time on the tractor I listened to farming podcasts. They inspired me, gave me the motivation to keep going and helped me visualize what our place would be some day.
One of those podcasts that I listened to was hosted and produced by today’s guest, Tim Young. Tim and his wife Liz were operating a farm in Georgia and selling cheese as their main product. They had a variety of livestock, and I really enjoyed hearing about their day to day farming exploits.
Fast forward to today. Tim and Liz have moved on from that farm, and Tim is now trying to help other people succeed in their farming endeavors through his website and podcast, Small Farm Nation. The main thing that Tim learned about succeeding with his small farm was how to market products and sell directly to customers.
In this episode Tim and I talk about marketing your farm products, and how to develop a following that will patronize your farm business. Also, Tim discusses his Small Farm Nation Academy which he has built to help folks really perfect this process. He also has offered 20% off of the coast of the academy to anyone listening to this podcast and entering the code “matt20” at checkout.
This is definitely worth checking out.
Contact Tim through his website: Small Farm Nation
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