Own a Farm Business? Great!
You’re in the Right Place to Learn How to Market Your Farm Business!

You may be selling pastured meats, raw milk, veggies, cheese or agritourism. Doesn’t matter. Whatever you’re selling, marketing is what keeps your farm in business…and growing. Believe me, I know.

My background with marketing and business strategy helped me succeed in both the corporate and farming worlds. Now my passion is helping you to achieve YOUR farm dreams.

How? By helping you to build your brand, attract more customers and earn more money. That way, your farm business will truly be sustainable.
Sound good? Excellent!

Let’s get growing!

Own a Farm Business? Great!
You’re in the Right Place to Learn How to Market Your Farm Business!

You may be selling pastured meats, raw milk, veggies, cheese or agritourism. Doesn’t matter. Whatever you’re selling, marketing is what keeps your farm in business…and growing.

Believe me, I know.

My background with marketing and business strategy helped me succeed in both the corporate and farming worlds. Now my passion is helping you to achieve YOUR farm dreams.

How? By helping you to build your brand, attract more customers and earn more money. That way, your farm business will truly be sustainable.
Sound good? Excellent!

Let’s get growing!

Well, here’s my story…

My family lived a rural, simple life when I was a kid.

We had a large garden and my grandfather built his house from trees he felled and milled himself. But no one in my family had a “farming” background of any kind. Just typical, lower-middle-class jobs that allowed us to get by.

So, like many kids who don’t know how good they have it, I rejected that and wanted something more. And I didn’t have the patience to wait for it.

I dropped out of college after the first year even though I had a golf scholarship. I took a job at minimum wage tossing mailbags for a direct marketing company. They paid me $3.67 an hour and I was on cloud nine.

But, I worked my tail off. I mean, I worked hard and long hours to educate myself. When I was 23 “they” made me vice-president and placed 200 employees under me.

Imagine that!

That’s the moment I lost all respect for titles. I mean, if a kid like me could be a VP…hell, I guess a smug real estate developer could become President of the United States.

My Journey to the Simple Farm Life

I kept getting promoted and became president of a division of a Fortune 500 media company when I was 25. I held that position for over 8 years and then walked away at the top of my corporate “game.”

I wanted freedom.

At that time in my life freedom meant starting my own business. So I bootstrapped a marketing services business.

I didn’t have much money to start it. But I accepted all those credit card offers they kept sending my way. So I had access to debt.

In the first year, I put a hundred and twenty grand on credit cards to set-up office, buy computer servers and what not. There was no quick and easy “cloud computing” in those days. You actually had to buy computers and write your own software.

Within 5 years my company grew to 450 employees. We were in six countries and Inc. Magazine named us the 130th fastest growing privately-held company in America. And I was on an airplane…constantly.

But there was a problem. And for me, it was a big problem.

I couldn’t explain to anyone what I actually did. Hell, it didn’t even make sense to me. And that bothered me. It bothered me that I couldn’t explain to a child what I did at work all day.

The world was (and still is) too complicated. After some soul-searching, I realized the corporate dream I conquered wasn’t the dream I longed for.

So I walked away from it all…the constant air travel, the traffic, the cubicles…all of it.

Something was calling me, and that something was “the simple life.”

Of course, the “simple life” ain’t so simple.

Still…15 years after leaving the corporate world behind, I’ve found this dream to be exactly what I hoped it would be.

My wife and I started a sustainable livestock farm in 2007 and produced lots of protein products. Grassfed beef, pastured poultry, woodlot pork, rabbit…seems like we did it all.

From there we opened a dairy and offered both raw milk and farmstead artisan cheese. Our cheese won awards at all kinds of places. We won at the United States Cheese Championship, the American Cheese Society competition and elsewhere.

We delivered our products to wonderful families. I explained to children what I did. “I’m a farmer. I’m a cheese maker.”

And they understood. And I was fulfilled as I never had been in the corporate world.

We sold to retailers including Whole Foods, Kroger and Earthfare. And we later sold about 30,000 pounds of cheese a year through a distributor.

In 2015 we sold that farm business for the simple reason that we wanted more time with our very young daughter. But we couldn’t stop farming. We still milk our own cows, make cheese, raise pigs and grow more vegetables than we could ever eat.

I am committed to supporting local food and inspiring others to do the same. In the Small Farm Nation Academy, I help farmers learn skills to build their brands so they can grow their farm business.

Building a farm business is the most enjoyable and best business decision I’ve made. It can be for you too, and I’m proud to be here as your mentor.

Testimonial

Tim 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 Academy have already given me valuable business information and have helped me lay the solid foundation that my farm business has been lacking.

Amazing Value!

Daniel Seedorf, EAST WEST FARM

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Small Farm Nation Academy: The  Community to Help You to “Get Growing!”

If you have a farm business or dream of starting one, the Small Farm Nation Academy is for you! It will teach you the skills needed to build your brand, attract customers and grow your farm business.

Visit the Official Small Farm Nation Academy website for more information.

5 Fun Facts

YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ME…

I've Got Steel Resolve

I’m a lifelong Steelers fan, and firmly believe that I affect the outcome of each game by how I sit. If the Steelers lose, it’s because someone made me shift positions on the sofa.

Tim write good

I’ve actually published nine books, mostly non-fiction. But one was a 300-page agri-suspense that I wrote in the 5 weeks before my daughter was born!

I'm a Freebird

Lynyrd Skynyrd actually played an acoustic set at my house on a July 4th weekend for me and a couple dozen friends. Yeah, so that happened. Click to see a pic of the band set up in my yard.

I Was Almost a Tiger

As a teen, I thought I’d become a pro golfer. I was a scratch golfer most of my life, but quit playing when I bought the farm. Now, I haven’t played in over 12 years.

I am Grew Fast

I started my first business by maxing out credit cards. Five years later I had 450 employees and ranked #130 on the INC 500 list of fastest growing U.S. companies. Can I get a Whoop-a-dee-doo!

The Small Farm Nation Podcast

My podcast allows me to educate farmers and inspire consumers on issues related to the “business” of sustainable farming. I discuss everything from farm marketing and strategy to sharing stories from others who have successfully embraced this lifesytle!