Farm Website Before and After – Sorensen

Farm Website Before and After – Sorensen

This week we launched another FarmPress website for Sorensen's Heritage Farm in Illinois. Prior to switching to FarmPress, Sorensen was on the Weebly platform. There they experienced many frustrations, including: Difficulty formatting text on Weebly. Limitations on...

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Announcing the Small Farm Nation Academy

Announcing the Small Farm Nation Academy

Where oh where can you go to learn all the skills you need to market your farm business? Today I’m going to tell you about the greatest farm tool you can invest in this year, the one that will help you to get growing! A membership site full of training videos, Mastermind interviews and resources to teach you how to market your farm business.

Why Your Farm Needs Great Brand Recognition

Why Your Farm Needs Great Brand Recognition

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?

Foundations for Farm & Local Food Marketing

Foundations for Farm & Local Food Marketing

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?

11 Rules for Starting a Successful Farm Business

11 Rules for Starting a Successful Farm Business

Serving the local food community and reconnecting heritage breed animals to neglected farmland was, and is, a worthy pursuit, and it’s one that a growing number of people are drawn to.

If you’re one of those people, that’s awesome, and I encourage you to follow your dream.

What farmers need to know about 2018 Facebook changes

What farmers need to know about 2018 Facebook changes

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.

Learn how to use Facebook effectively with the end in mind. And the end is getting people to conduct a transaction with you.

Email List Building 101 For Farmers

Email List Building 101 For Farmers

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.

7 Reason Why Small Farms Fail

7 Reason Why Small Farms Fail

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.

Farm Law, Liability & How to Protect Your Assets

Farm Law, Liability & How to Protect Your Assets

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 this episode, join me and the Food Lawyer as we discuss farm law, liability and how to protect your personal assets.

Do You Have a Farm Business or a Farm Hobby?

Do You Have a Farm Business or a Farm Hobby?

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My Interview on Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity Podcast

My Interview on Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity Podcast

This week I was a guest on the popular Peak Prosperity podcast. It was a great pleasure speaking with Adam Taggart, who co-founded Peak Prosperity with Chris Martenson. You can listen to the episode here on the Peak Prosperity website, here on iTunes or here on...

Make Money With Farm Events

Make Money With Farm Events

If you have a farm business, you should definitely offer agritourism and farm events. This post will explain why. Even if you don't yet operate a farm business you could start one centered only on agritourism. If that's what floats your boat. Why is agritourism an...

How to Build Your Personal Farm Brand

How to Build Your Personal Farm Brand

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The “Ideal Customer” Myth

The “Ideal Customer” Myth

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When to Start Marketing Your “Future” Farm Business

When to Start Marketing Your “Future” Farm Business

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How To Build A Coolbot Cheese Cave On Your Farm

How To Build A Coolbot Cheese Cave On Your Farm

You cheesemakers are about to get farm envy when you see my homestead cheese cave, powered by a CoolBot. In this post I'll walk you through both why I felt a "real" cheese cave was necessary and how I went about constructing one. I'll include both pics and a video to...

Win a FREE CoolBot for Your Farm

Win a FREE CoolBot for Your Farm

Okay, so I'm sure you've heard of a CoolBot. It's the clever device that lets you create a very cost-effective cold storage room using a standard air conditioner. And boy does this come in handy on the farm. And now, you can win one for free! Keep reading.... I used...

4 REASONS WHY WE EAT THE ANIMALS WE LOVE

4 REASONS WHY WE EAT THE ANIMALS WE LOVE

Of all the decisions we contemplated when we began farming a decade ago, choosing to farm livestock was the easiest. That meant we would care for livestock, and then eat animals we cared for. There were four reasons why this path was so clearly right for us then, and...

10 Business Rules for Starting a Successful Farm

10 Business Rules for Starting a Successful Farm

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, my wife, Liz, and I opted out of the corporate world to start our own sustainable livestock farm. Starting and...

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