Our Missionhelping farmers excel at marketing so they can attract profitable customers and build local food communities
YOUR FARM MARKETING MENTOR
Running any small business is challenging. But few are more so than farm businesses, especially when marketing directly to customers. Whether you're producing pastured proteins, soap or cheese or running a vegetable CSA, you wear too many hats, have too much to do, and have too little time.
Unfortunately, marketing is what usually suffers. If only you had someone to help you--someone who knows farming, marketing, and technology.
Hi, I'm Tim Young, founder of Small Farm Nation, and here's my background. I've been a self-employed entrepreneur since 1995...that's when I left "Corporate America" and started my first business, a marketing services agency. Through strategic and marketing execution, I built the 130th fastest growing privately held company in the United States (Inc. 500 winner).
Now, while building a 450 employee company from a one-person start-up was exciting--it wasn't soul-satisfying. So I sold that business and started a pastured-livestock and artisan cheese business in 2006. We sold both direct to consumers (CSA and drop sites) as well as through retailers such as Whole Foods.
One thing I've learned in my corporate and entrepreneurial career is this inescapable truth: great companies and brands achieve that status through great marketing. Whether it's another farm you admire or a big corporation you're loyal to, I bet they're highly effective marketers. And that's what I want to help you become.
So, I founded Small Farm Nation with a simple mission:
TO HELP FARMERS EXCEL AT MARKETING SO THEY CAN ATTRACT PROFITABLE CUSTOMERS AND BUILD LOCAL FOOD COMMUNITIES.
If you're looking to become a more proficient farm marketer, you'll find my farm marketing courses invaluable. You can pick and choose individual farm marketing courses here.
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Real reviews from real farmers.
About how Tim and Small Farm Nation helps farmers to get growing.
It’s almost night and day looking at where our marketing was a year ago (prior to joining Small Farm Nation) and today. People are finding us now via the web. We’re also selling out at times which is a new but good problem to have (growing pains). The courses have been a big part of our growth so thanks and keep doing what you’re doing!
Tim Young has created a great community and makes it easy for you to have a professional website with an online store and build an email list of core customers. The community is great and he has created thorough tutorials you can return to again and again. Small Farm Nation is a good value and time well spent.
Tim’s feedback helped me focus on what needs to be done and the steps I need to take to get there–all before even following the first course. His knowledge and desire to help his fellow farmer shines through! I’ve been extremely impressed with the content of the courses!
Its’ been wonderful working with Small Farm Nation. They go the “extra mile” for you! Thanks for everything you have done and are doing with all the training as well as building us a wonderful website!” ”
Tim has been invaluable in helping me realize my farm dream! One goal I had was to create a weekly podcast to engage with my customers and to help build my email list. Tim kept bringing me back on track recommending that I the focus on cheese. I now have the proper perspective on how to use it to market my business. Thank you so much Tim!!
Tim’s knowledge and support are invaluable. I know Small Farm Nation is just the business advantage that will set me apart from the competition! Thanks, Tim”
Absolutely money very well spent!!! Small Farm Nation helps with all aspects of building a farm business and even helps navigate running a top-notch farm website!
I see Small Farm Nation as lifting our business out of a stall. My husband and I are extremely invested and excited about what we’ve watched and implemented. I originally thought the course would help me with a website. Who knew it was actually a coaching session for my business?! Thank you so much.
Small Farm Nation offers an amazing value with combined services and support with website building, marketing, and farm business tutorials as well as personalized assistance. The courses in the Small Farm Nation have already given me valuable business information and have helped me lay the solid foundation that my farm business has been lacking.”
Through Tim’s amazing courses, I not only learned how to create a website, but start getting to know my customers using an email list, and so much more! The time Tim has taken to answer questions and give feedback makes it feel more like a personal coach, not just an online course. If anyone would have asked me a year ago how long I thought it would take us to build our business to this level, I would have answered 5 to 10 years.
Having Tim and Small Farm Nation are invaluable tools to growing your farm. Small Farm Nation empowers you with the tools to grow your farm business like you knew you should be doing but didn’t know how to. On top of this, having Tim create a state-of-the art website really helped to put us on the map and greatly increased our online sales!
Tim is always positive, quick to respond, and helpful. I am definitely glad I made the switch to their WordPress website for my farm!
When the Small Farm Nation courses opened, I jumped in immediately. I’m finding the courses on marketing just as relevant to my pest control business today as they will be to my future farm business!
The help with our website design was huge. In one year, we grew our customer base to sell out of product weekly using e-mail campaigns that Small Farm Nation walked us through. We are completely free from the ever-changing whims of Facebook and Instagram. We now “own” our customer base and connect directly with them on our terms. Our Small Farm Nation membership allowed us to do what we really love, farm.
The Small Farm Nation training surpasses every other farm marketing course I’ve taken! I’ve loved every video, watching most more than once before I put it into action. Tim’s feedback is the best part…it’s obvious that Tim wants me to succeed, and THAT’s motivating!