learn to build your brand and attract customers That pay the prices your farm needs to thrive!

There are two types of Small Farmers...



They used to enjoy farming. Now, they're overwhelmed with chores, off-farm jobs and a constant battle to FIND CUSTOMERS willing to PAY the prices they need. They struggle with marketing their farm's products and wonder if they'll ever get ahead (sound familiar?)



They love farming and have created a tribe of loyal fans. They have a constant waitlist of customers who not only pay premium prices, but are their brand advocates! Other farmers look on with envy at how easy they make it seem and silently wonder, "What is their secret?" 

So, what is their secret?

Why do so few farmers flourish while so many flounder?

The answer is one word:


Flourishing farmers excel in these three

Critical Success Skills





She knows that her farm isn't a hobby...it's a business. And like Apple, Starbucks, Disney and all great businesses, she knows it's critical to build a brand so that her farm is the first one recalled by consumers, markets, chefs and retailers.





Taking a stand that inspires others, excelling at service & positioning products that the market desires and values. He also excels at using online marketing (web/social media) to connect with customers and create a loyal following.





These farmers know they aren't producing a commodity product. Instead of constantly trying to "sell" they market effectively to create pent-up demand. They create their own market and command prices they need, and deserve.

Now, for the good news...

You can learn these skills, too!



I created this academy to teach you how you how to get more customers and have a financially sustainable farm business!

In 2007 my wife and I started a sustainable livestock farm that produced lots of protein products. We operated one of the first meat CSA's, filling orders with grassfed beef, pastured poultry, lamb, free-range eggs, woodlot pork, rabbit…seems like we did it all. Then we opened a dairy, milked Jersey cows and produced both raw milk and award-winning farmstead cheese.  We sold our products directly to wonderful families, as well as to Whole Foods, Kroger and Earthfare. 

Like you, we love being connected to the land and sharing the fruits of the land and our labor with customers who value what we do. But we found that the most challenging part of building a thriving farm business wasn't the farming. It wasn't even limited finances or Mother Nature.


We had no idea how much "farming" time needed to be devoted to marketing. Fortunately, we excelled at marketing, winning media attention from the New York Times,  NPR, CNN, ACRES USA, The Cooking Channel, RFD TV, MSNBC, Garden & Gun and many other outlets. We built a loyal subscriber base of several thousand, always sold out of our farm products and hosted many farm events. And, I've been fortunate to mentor hundreds of students on how to start and grow their own farm businesses.  

In 2017 I decided to take all of my marketing and farming knowledge and experience to help small farmers like you learn how to market and grow their farm products. So I created this, the Small Farm Nation Academy.

I genuinely love creating training content and providing one-to-one coaching that helps farmers to "get growing!"

Welcome to the

Small Farm Nation Academy

Small Farm Nation Academy is the leading online training community to teach you how to market your small farm business.

THIS IS FAR more than a SIMPLE farm marketing "course." 

It’s an entire learning environment to teach you how to profitably market your farm business! And it’s packed with in-depth, practical training and resources on all aspects of building, running and growing a successful farm business, with new training content added monthly.

PLUS the community support you need to ensure your farm achieves its full potential.


Your Benefits of Joining the Academy Today

Just a few ways that becoming a better marketer will help your farm business!

  • You'll become the "preferred brand," meaning that customers will seek you out, making it easier for you to sell your products.
  • As the preferred brand, you'll be able to sell at premium prices, meaning you'll earn more and be financially sustainable.
  • You'll learn how to pitch chefs and the media, which will expand your reach and create more demand for your products.
  • You'll save time (and stress) constantly hunting for customers, so you'll have more time to do what you want.

Real People, Real FarmERs, Real Results

Surpasses every farm marketing course!
“The Small Farm Nation Academy 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!  ”



“Really I feel like I’m robbing Tim. Small Farm Nation is a gold mine of information and courses.”

Roy Jordan Ramsay


Easy to Understand!
“Tim has put together some great content in short, easy to understand videos that us busy small farmers that wear more than one family hat, can make the time to squeeze in.”

Krista Willison Raymond


Worth the small price!
“Join when you are starting your business, and stay on, to learn as you go, for less than a cup of coffee a day. Would you spend that to get into markets for your carefully raised products? I do. Worth the small price.”



#businesssaver“I see this 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.”



For Non-Farmers Too
“After reading Tim's books and hearing his podcast I knew he was a real sharp business person with a heart for helping people. So when the Small Farm Nation Academy 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!”



Extremely Impressed!
“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 academy!”



Absolutely money very well spent!!
“Absolutely money very well spent!!! Small Farm Nation Academy helps with all aspects of building a farm business and even helps navigate running a top notch FarmPress website!”

Samantha Kern Martin


Just Do It!
“I have been extremely impressed with the content of the academy. Lots of answers I couldn’t seem to find elsewhere and stuff to inspire you to step back and take a professional look at your goals and overall business.

For anyone on the fence, this is a great path to success. Do it!



Amazing Value!
“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.”

Daniel Seedorf


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4 Ways to Learn

Inside Small Farm Nation Academy


Deep-dive masterclasses from leading experts and influencers

Looking for real-life insights from growing and running farm businesses? My hour-long + expert mastermind calls have you covered! 

These farm & food legends share what works, from selling to restaurants to starting, growing running a livestock, fruit, craft or market farming business! 

New Mastermind calls with additional experts added regularly.  The best part?  You get to ask your questions for them to answer!

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Will Harris

White Oak Pastures

urban farmer


Curtis Stone

The Urban Farmer


Jason Foscolo

The Food Lawyer

facebook for farms


Brian Downard

Facebook Advertising

jordan green farm


Jordan Green

J&L Green Farm

gunthorp farm


Greg Gunthorp

Gunthorp Farm


John Suscovich
Farm Marketing

Greg judy

Greg Judy

Green Pastures Farm 

All Academy Members Get...

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Immediate Access to My Full Training Archive

I have a huge library of content on specific topics critical to marketing your farm business. And you get immediate access to it all!

Each module includes several video lessons, downloads and even templates you can complete to nail down your farm business and marketing plan.

Training library includes:

  • Create Your One-Page Farm Business Plan
  • How to Develop Your Farm Brand
  • WordPress 101
  • Farm Website Design & Development
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and How to Ensure Your Farm Ranks First on Google
  • How to Build an Email List of Eager Farm Supporters
  • Facebook Advertising for Farms  
  • Copywriting Course for Farmers
  • Blogging & Content Marketing
  • Setting up a WooCommerce Store
  • How to Get Media and Public Relations for Your Farm
  • Farm Images, Video & Graphic Design

Learn what you need, when you need to, from wherever you are.

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A Supportive Community of Farm Peers

Unlike time-sucking Facebook Groups (where it's notoriously difficult to search information and get the answers you're looking for), the rich forum capabilities inside the Academy allow you to easily scan the threads you're interested in and drill down to the topic you're looking for. If you don't find it, searching the forums is easy.

You can even get one-to-one private coaching in the forum from me (Tim) for those times when you don’t want to share sensitive information or you just want some private accountability.

There are forums to ask for expert feedback on your website, copywriting, pricing challenges or anything else related to successfully building your farm business. Get advice, feedback, motivation and support from an active community of fellow farmers.

A Modern Farmpress Site, HOSTING INCLUDED!

That's right! You get an awesome, state-of-the-art farm website with your Small Farm Nation Academy membership. FOR FREE! And I host the website for you, so there's no extra hosting fees! Plus you get as many email accounts as you'd like, your your SSL certificate is included and, if you want cPanel access, you got it!

FarmPress uses modern, drag and drop web design tools. I've also included advanced tools to help you build your email list. Just check out the existing FarmPress sites and get more details!

If you want to keep your current site, that's fine. But if you want it, FarmPress is all included FREE with your Small Farm Nation Academy membership. But, if you're happy with your current site, keep it, and just join the Academy for the great content.

Checklists, Cheatsheets, and More!

Lots of Checklists & Cheatsheets for Essential Farm Marketing Tasks. Most are fillable PDFs, including:

  • Website strategy blueprint
  • One-page farm business plan
  • Ideas for farm lead magnets
  • SEO checklist
  • Content marketing spreadsheet
  • Call-to-Action best practice checklist
  • Brand development blueprint
  • Goal planning worksheet
  • Website pre-launch checklist

Plus many more inside the resource library.

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Hundreds of FREE Farm Related Stock Images!

High-quality photography is a very important ingredient in portraying your farm brand. While you'll want to use real pictures of yourself in your branding, many times you'll want top-notch stock photography for backgrounds, lead magnets, social shares and more.

I have over 500 hi-resolution images in the Academy, FREE for you to use in your marketing. Everything from all types of livestock, mushrooms and fruit to agritourism, vegetables, soap and herbs. Use and download all that you need.

And, if I don't have the image or category you need, just ask, and I'll quickly get the image you need to make your branding "pop."

...all this and much more only inside the academy

7-Day No Risk, Money Back Guarantee

When you join Small Farm Nation Academy you are fully protected by my 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. I want you to be satisfied with your purchase, PERIOD!

I'm confident that you'll find the Small Farm Nation Academy useful. But if you don't feel that you've received value just request a refund, and cancel with 7 days. I'll refund you with no fuss. And we'll still be farm friends 🙂

What are you really losing by not joining?


  • How much is it costing you having to sell on price and discount your farm products?
  • How many potential customers don't even know about your farm?
  • Do you ever have freezers/coolers full of food you can't sell? Or worse yet, good food you end up composting or feeding to livestock? How much is that costing you in carrying the inventory and lost sales?
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    How long can you sustain your farm business if you can't get enough customers to pay the prices you need?
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    Have you ever wasted a day at the farmers market and had to haul back all that you couldn't sell? What did that cost you in terms of time, money, stress and time away from your family?
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    Do potential customers even understand why they should buy from you rather than at the supermarket?

Ineffective farm marketing may cost more than you think...it may end up costing you your dream of a rewarding farm life.


If you're ready to take your farm business to the next level by enrolling in the Small Farm Nation Academy, simply choose your payment option below and click the button to join me.



 Subscribe for $396 per year, recurring annual payment. Cancel anytime with just 2 clicks or swipes.

Hassle-free 7-day money back guarantee


"For just over a dollar per day, this will be the best investment you make in your farm this year!"

Tim Young

I have been extremely impressed with the content of the Small Farm Nation Academy. Lots of answers I couldn’t seem to find elsewhere and stuff to inspire you to step back and take a professional look at your goals and overall business.  For anyone on the fence, this is a great path to success. Do it!

Joel Holmes


Remember, Profitable Small Farming isn't About "GROWING"

There are countless small farmers who can grow, but struggle to earn a living.

Frequently Asked Questions

So, you have questions? Let me try to answer those for you...

I just want the Academy content...do I have to use the FarmPress theme?

Not at all!  FarmPress is designed to make it super easy to build and manage your site, as well as to grow your email list. And, we host the site FREE of charge, so if you're paying Squarespace, Wix or someone else, you'll save that money. But if you love your current site and just want to access the great marketing courses in the Academy, as well as connect with others in the forum, by all means keep your existing site. You're welcome here, and you'll love it!

You can read about all the awesome FarmPress details here.

Again, this is all included FREE with your Small Farm Nation Academy membership.

May I get advice directly from Tim?

Of course! It's one of the perks that make the Academy so unique.

I'm active in the forums every day serving as your farm marketing mentor. Want a quick review of your website copy? Request a member makeover and you'll get it. Stuck with your website or trying to figure out email marketing or social media? I'm here to share tips and best practices to guide you. How much time will that save you not having to go it alone?

And, there's even a "Private Coaching" section of the forum where you can ask me private questions about your farm business. One-to-one personal farm coaching included FREE with your Academy membership!

Is it worth the investment?

Oh, I don't know. Is getting customers and growing your farm business worth it? Only you can answer that. But think about it...most training material of this caliber are offered as online courses costing anywhere from $300 to $1,000 for EACH course. And there are many courses already in the Small Farm Nation Academy...over 100 video lessons already.

With Small Farm Nation Academy, there's no obligation to stay. That means you can evaluate the content and, if Small Farm Nation Academy isn't right for you, just cancel. No hassle, no need to "prove" why it wasn't right, no nothing.

Look...I created this resource to truly help you in your farming business, so if you don't want to be here, I want to make it easy for you to leave. But to answer the question, YES, I think it's worth it. If you're serious about having a successful, profitable farming business, I truly believe that Small Farm Nation Academy will be your single greatest investment.

What happens if I decide to cancel my membership?

If you do decide to cancel I'll be very sad, but you'll be able to easily do so with just 2 clicks of a mouse. No need to call, no forms to fill out. Just a couple of mouse clicks and you're free to go with no further obligation.

I love all this, but I have a restaurant/landscape business/winery...whatever, but not a farm. Can Small Farm Nation help me?

Yes, in many ways. First, FarmPress is a fantastic web development platform that you can use to customize a website for ANY business. Whatever business you're in, you'll learn how to quickly create not only a beautiful site, but one that converts. And that's the goal of any website.

Also, the marketing and business courses in Small Farm Nation Academy are applicable to pretty much any business. The core concepts of branding, lead generation, list building, copywriting, small business planning, graphic design, etc., are universal across small businesses.

Best of all, it's easy to jump in and see if Small Farm Nation Academy is right for your business. If it is, great, and I'd love to have you in the community. If it isn't I have a money back guarantee and it's easy to cancel.

Will you charge extra when you release new courses & content?

Not a chance, although prices have increased for new members since we first launched and may continue to do so. But once you sign up, you're not only locked-in at your initial rate for as long as you remain a member, you also get access to all future courses, Quick Wins, downloads and mastermind calls as part of your membership. With comprehensive new courses and calls being released at least monthly, the value of your membership will only increase over time.

Charging more when you've already subscribed makes no sense to me, so I never raise rates for current members no matter how much future content I add! That's another benefit of remaining a member 🙂

​I’m not 100% sure what the Academy is or if it's right for me, do you offer a trial so I can test it out?

There is no trial option, but you can get a good feel for exactly what the membership is and how much it offers with this behind the scenes video: https://smallfarmnationacademy.com/behind-the-scenes/

 If you still have questions after watching, just let me know.

Will it be too much work?

You’re already doing a ton of work. You just aren’t working on the right things...things that "move the needle" and make your farm business more FINANCIALLY sustainable. You need to build your brand and attract people. And when you do, you need a marketing process for converting those people from strangers to subscribers to customers.

I'm confident that the training in the Academy will show you how to do this. And, I'll be there in the forum to help you, and as your personal mentor with one-to-one coaching whenever you need it.

Look...you're spending time doing countless emails, posts and tweets that will never work. Instead, channel those same hours into building a brand and creating a marketing process that will work for years to come (even while you sleep). The Small Farm Nation Academy will save you time, not cost you time.

Is all of the content available straight away or is it time-released (drip fed)?

You get access to everything already inside the Academy straight away! No waiting for content to be released to you, just jump in and start making use of the training straight away. I regularly update and add new material too - so your content library will continue growing.

Why should I become a member today instead of waiting?

Because it's time for you to take action! Simple as that. If you really want to have a successful, profitable farm business then you need somewhere to get answers to all of your questions - especially the ones you don’t know you have yet. You need support, community, and most of all... accountability!

The Small Farm Nation Academy is that place. If you really want to get growing, the time is now.

Can I access the content released in the Small Farm Nation Academy once I cancel my membership?

No. Your membership entitles you to enter the members area and access the content there released prior and during the duration of your membership. If you cancel or do not renew your membership you will no longer be able to access the content inside the Academy.

I haven't even started my farm yet. Can the Academy help me?

Absolutely! Believe it or not, branding and marketing happens BEFORE you even have a farm product, so you'll learn exactly what you need to do in order to get a head start on marketing your farm business. Plus you'll be able to learn from others in the community who have been doing it for years.

How is the Academy and the forum different from the Facebook Groups I follow?

Ha! Lots of ways. Facebook is a playground, and no teacher worth their salt would teach math (or marketing, in this case) on a playground. Small Farm Nation Academy is a learning environment.

One way it's different is that there are lots of very comprehensive courses within Small Farm Nation. Video lessons that allow you to track progress, along with downloads and templates to help you apply what you learn.

It's also different in the sense that there are monthly, focused member makeover/mastermind calls that will help you grow your farm business.

Then there's the resources...checklists, downloads and guides that will save you time and show you best practices.

And, while you can connect and talk with others in Facebook Groups, it's notoriously difficult to find information and get the answers you're looking for. Our rich forum capabilities allow you to easily scan the threads you're interested in and drill down to the topic you're looking for. If you don't find it, searching the forums is easy.

This is a learning environment of like-minded folks. So come in and join the fun.

Do I need Internet access for the Academy?

Yes, you do. Much of the content and all of the courses are videos, but there are also many downloads available as PDF files. If you don't have Internet access at home, a good option is using libraries, coffee shops or anywhere with free wi-fi.

If there's anything at all that you're not certain about, anything I haven't made clear; any concerns or questions then please do contact me at support@smallfarmnation.com and I'll help you out.

Profitable Small Farming is about MARKETING!

80% of your small farm success will be determined by your marketing effectiveness.

Join today, and let me help you to get growing!


If you're ready to take your farm business to the next level by enrolling in the Small Farm Nation Academy, simply choose your payment option below and click the button to join me.



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