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Hosted by Tim Young of smallfarmnation.com, this is THE podcast about the business of small-scale family farming and homesteading. Addressing questions such as, how to market and grow your farm business? How to find customers, sell at farmers markets, grow your CSA and build your farm email list? How do you go from having a garden hobby to a farm business? These are just some of the big questions that Tim Young dives into on the Small Farm Nation podcast. The key to realizing your dream of having a successful sustainable farm is first understanding that it's not a hobby...it's a business. And all businesses need customers, which is why farm marketing is so critical. From building your farm brand and email list to selling at farmers markets, launching a CSA or figuring out how to sell to restaurants, each episode will inspire you with farm marketing tips so you can take action to grow your farm business, whether you're already a market gardener, sustainable farmer or a homesteader with farm dreams.

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Hosted by Tim Young of smallfarmnation.com, this is THE podcast about the business of small-scale family farming and homesteading. Addressing questions such as, how to market and grow your farm business? How to find customers, sell at farmers markets, grow your CSA and build your farm email list? How do you go from having a garden hobby to a farm business? These are just some of the big questions that Tim Young dives into on the Small Farm Nation podcast. The key to realizing your dream of having a successful sustainable farm is first understanding that it's not a hobby...it's a business. And all businesses need customers, which is why farm marketing is so critical. From building your farm brand and email list to selling at farmers markets, launching a CSA or figuring out how to sell to restaurants, each episode will inspire you with farm marketing tips so you can take action to grow your farm business, whether you're already a market gardener, sustainable farmer or a homesteader with farm dreams.

    How to respond to “why are your farm products so expensive?”

    How to respond to “why are your farm products so expensive?”

    smallfarmnation.com So it’s December and we’re winding down the farm season. While that means we have fewer chores to do, we still have farm chores, right? Frozen water troughs, hay that’s gotta be dished out, pigs still need to be fed and so on.



    But the chore load is definitely reduced this time of year, and that’s a good thing. Because we need to rejuvenate, celebrate the season and recharge our batteries. No doubt about it. So what can we do on these frigid winter days to drive our farm businesses forward. I suspect many of you are looking at seed and hatchery catalogs, or even working on planting calendars.



    But we also need to take advantage of this time to focus on one of the most strategically important areas of our business—of any business. And that is marketing.



    In this episode I'll walk you through 7 Farm Marketing tasks you can perform this winter to get your farm in great shape for next year.

    Should you partner with other farmers?

    Should you partner with other farmers?

    smallfarmnation.com So it’s December and we’re winding down the farm season. While that means we have fewer chores to do, we still have farm chores, right? Frozen water troughs, hay that’s gotta be dished out, pigs still need to be fed and so on.



    But the chore load is definitely reduced this time of year, and that’s a good thing. Because we need to rejuvenate, celebrate the season and recharge our batteries. No doubt about it. So what can we do on these frigid winter days to drive our farm businesses forward. I suspect many of you are looking at seed and hatchery catalogs, or even working on planting calendars.



    But we also need to take advantage of this time to focus on one of the most strategically important areas of our business—of any business. And that is marketing.



    In this episode I'll walk you through 7 Farm Marketing tasks you can perform this winter to get your farm in great shape for next year.

    Email vs Social Media. What’s best for your farm?

    Email vs Social Media. What’s best for your farm?

    smallfarmnation.com So it’s December and we’re winding down the farm season. While that means we have fewer chores to do, we still have farm chores, right? Frozen water troughs, hay that’s gotta be dished out, pigs still need to be fed and so on.



    But the chore load is definitely reduced this time of year, and that’s a good thing. Because we need to rejuvenate, celebrate the season and recharge our batteries. No doubt about it. So what can we do on these frigid winter days to drive our farm businesses forward. I suspect many of you are looking at seed and hatchery catalogs, or even working on planting calendars.



    But we also need to take advantage of this time to focus on one of the most strategically important areas of our business—of any business. And that is marketing.



    In this episode I'll walk you through 7 Farm Marketing tasks you can perform this winter to get your farm in great shape for next year.

    How to grow your farm’s email list

    How to grow your farm’s email list

    smallfarmnation.com So it’s December and we’re winding down the farm season. While that means we have fewer chores to do, we still have farm chores, right? Frozen water troughs, hay that’s gotta be dished out, pigs still need to be fed and so on.



    But the chore load is definitely reduced this time of year, and that’s a good thing. Because we need to rejuvenate, celebrate the season and recharge our batteries. No doubt about it. So what can we do on these frigid winter days to drive our farm businesses forward. I suspect many of you are looking at seed and hatchery catalogs, or even working on planting calendars.



    But we also need to take advantage of this time to focus on one of the most strategically important areas of our business—of any business. And that is marketing.



    In this episode I'll walk you through 7 Farm Marketing tasks you can perform this winter to get your farm in great shape for next year.

    Should you worry about email unsubscribes?

    Should you worry about email unsubscribes?

    smallfarmnation.com So it’s December and we’re winding down the farm season. While that means we have fewer chores to do, we still have farm chores, right? Frozen water troughs, hay that’s gotta be dished out, pigs still need to be fed and so on.



    But the chore load is definitely reduced this time of year, and that’s a good thing. Because we need to rejuvenate, celebrate the season and recharge our batteries. No doubt about it. So what can we do on these frigid winter days to drive our farm businesses forward. I suspect many of you are looking at seed and hatchery catalogs, or even working on planting calendars.



    But we also need to take advantage of this time to focus on one of the most strategically important areas of our business—of any business. And that is marketing.



    In this episode I'll walk you through 7 Farm Marketing tasks you can perform this winter to get your farm in great shape for next year.

    How to get more traffic to your farm website

    How to get more traffic to your farm website

    smallfarmnation.com So it’s December and we’re winding down the farm season. While that means we have fewer chores to do, we still have farm chores, right? Frozen water troughs, hay that’s gotta be dished out, pigs still need to be fed and so on.



    But the chore load is definitely reduced this time of year, and that’s a good thing. Because we need to rejuvenate, celebrate the season and recharge our batteries. No doubt about it. So what can we do on these frigid winter days to drive our farm businesses forward. I suspect many of you are looking at seed and hatchery catalogs, or even working on planting calendars.



    But we also need to take advantage of this time to focus on one of the most strategically important areas of our business—of any business. And that is marketing.



    In this episode I'll walk you through 7 Farm Marketing tasks you can perform this winter to get your farm in great shape for next year.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

AprilInVirginia ,

Excellent website building tools comparisons

I get anxiety around technology, even though I operate my computers and fancy phones just fine. They are all apple products and integrate and share seamlessly. All basically plug and play items. I need a website and this podcasts showed me that a plug and play website host is not going to work for my farm long term. He lists places to get help with Wordpress, which is what I need to use and I avoided the anxiety of trying all the other pay plug and play hosts, only to learn the hard way that I should have started with Wordpress.

Jeff Virkus ,

#1 In Value

Tim, thank you for imparting you’re knowledge and selflessly providing so many valuable resources. You have given me a firm kick in the butt as I embark on my dream of opting out of the rat race and producing my own, natural, whole food, straight from the Earth.

%K.O.% ,

I have finally done it - I have now listened to every episode.

I have listened to every episode and a handful of them multiple times. My goal is to leave the safety of a traditional job and income and spend all my time on the 40 Acres we recently bought. Woven throughout every podcast is the idea that 80% of your time is spent on some form of marketing. No one else elegantly weaves this into the culture like Tim does.

So important.
Thank you,
Kevin O’Rourke
Bear Bottom Acres

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