SMALL FARM UNIVERSITY
The exact, step-by-step ROADMAP — with built-in community support and expert coaching — that will take your farm from “sucking-the-life-out-of-me busy” to profitably feeding your family, your community and your freedom in 90 days or less.
EVEN IF:
  • You worry that you don’t have the time, money, resources or tools to get your farm running at the level you want it to… 
  • You feel that the market is too crowded, the conditions are too unpredictable, and you keep running into problems with pests, soil, too much paperwork and bad hires (just to name a few)… 
  • You’ve already tried all the courses, books, articles and podcasts — sacrificed hours researching and learning, only to come out feeling more confused than before you started…
EVEN IF:
  • You worry that you don’t have the time, money, resources or tools to get your farm running at the level you want it to… 
  • You feel that the market is too crowded, the conditions are too unpredictable, and you keep running into problems with pests, soil, too much paperwork and bad hires (just to name a few)… 
  • You’ve already tried all the courses, books, articles and podcasts — sacrificed hours researching and learning, only to come out feeling more confused than before you started…
But why should you take our word for it?
This is the exact roadmap we used to scale our farm  — and it’s how we’ve helped hundreds of farmers create a profitable farm and freedom on their own terms
Michael Kilpatrick here — co-founder of In The Field Consultants and fellow farmer geek. 

When we first started way back in 2003… 

We were probably a lot like you…

To say we were OVERWHELMED would be the UNDERSTATEMENT of the century.
We NEVER thought we would be able to pay all the bills. And we struggled with producing crops, finding the right workers, and marketing to the right customers. 

And then something shifted… 
But it didn’t happen all at once…

First, we RESEARCHED everything…
  • We devoured every business-building resource we could get our hands on
  • We studied efficiency methodologies outside our industry
  • We traveled to meet the best in our industry (many times volunteering for free on other farms)  (ask my wife about our honeymoon)
  •  We learned marketing from the best of the best
  •  We spent thousands of dollars on tools, tips and tricks (some great, some not so great…)
Growing micros in my parents basement - it was messy (and the floor flooded more than once)
Next, we put it all to the TEST to see what stuck and what didn’t… 
And the results have been nothing short of BREATHTAKING:
Savannah, my wife driving one of our Deere tractors
  • Our farm and the farms we helped became highly profitable — and we’ve been able to invest back into our farm to feed our growth and create real space in our schedules and lives.
  • Our products became the envy of chefs all over, so much so that they started coming to us, instead of the other way around. (Our referral business is booming!)
  • Recurring revenue became a large part of our business. We had money we could count on rolling in each month, without the stress of constantly having to market (→ a cash flywheel that keeps on turning).
  •  We gained back more time than we’d ever had to spend with family, friends, and causes we care about. We went on vacation!!
  •  Instead of just barely surviving, we were able to focus on making a lasting impact in our communities. Our farm were able to sustain and enrich our lives… and those in the communities we served as well. 
Since 2015, we’ve advised some of the best in the industry think Curtis Stone, JM Fortier and more — on how to streamline their operations, optimize their farming systems, and get more from their hard work. 
It’s time to STOP working in business silos and START seeing your farm as a series of systems waiting to be OPTIMIZED for more freedom, fulfillment and PROFIT
Introducing...
SMALL FARM UNIVERSITY
The exact, step-by-step ROADMAP — with built-in community support and expert coaching — that will take your farm from “sucking-the-life-out-of-me busy” to profitably feeding your family, your community and your freedom in 90 days or less.
Small Farm University is the FIRST monthly membership community created exclusively for small farms 
looking to free up time and grow more profitable, so you can:
  •  Focus your efforts and boost your farm profits by creating optimized systems across your entire farm tol help you work smarter, not harder.
  • Access the hyper-specific coaching and expert advice you need to get unstuck, make rapid progress and consistently hit your goals.
  •  Learn what’s working for farmers today, get support from a powerful community of like-minded growers, and follow a proven path profitability and small farm freedom.
Your Small Farm University membership gives you instant access to powerful monthly resources and in-depth coaching — designed to get you taking action and seeing rapid results
DEEP-DIVE TRAININGS
Each month has a focus, where we deep dive into a particular farm area and help you find rapid ways to streamline your farm. Accompanying the training are resources to help you rapidly impliment the training on your farm. We always have a great time, interacting and asking questions during these webinar-style calls.
LASER-STRATEGY SESSIONS
Once a month we sit down one-on-one and help our members achieve breakthroughs for their most important questions, almost like a mini-consulting session. Other members jump in and brainstorm as well, giving great ideas and tips. It’s a fun learning experience and always a member favorite.
EXPERT TRAINING SESSIONS
Every month we have experts from different areas of the industry join us to share their knowledge and help us fast-track to success. We always have a great time, interacting and asking questions during these webinar-style calls. We've covered things like CSA's, Fall crop planning, farm organization, farm tech, and more.
ITS ALWAYS Q+A TIME
Imagine taking your specific hang-ups to people who can offer some real insight. Our Q&A calls allow you to submit any question for us to answer in a live video call where we can give you feedback, and point out specific resources that will help you find clarity. If you can’t make the live, you can always access the replays at any time. In addition, we have weekly #QQ threads where we answer quick questions you might have between the live cals
Your Small Farm University Membership also includes instant and unlimited access to our growing library of actionable resources:
When you join Small Farm University, you’ll gain access to our curated selection of game-changing resources — ready for you to use and implement whenever you need them, as long as your membership is active.
INCLUDING… 
The RIPEN Roadmap 
Training Series
Your membership includes instant access to our RIPEN Roadmap Training Series, a proven process for optimizing every area of your small farm in a sequential, step-by-step method that cuts the overwhelm, gives you back your quality of life, and gets you to maximum profitability FAST. 

RIPEN is focused on taking you OUT of information overwhelm and INTO implementation-mode. These quick-action training videos will help you diagnose and patch up the profit sinkholes in your farm — and start working towards true farm freedom.
Rapid-Action Mini Courses
Want to know more about winter growing? 

Setting up your washing shed for success with actual client designs and reports?  

How about installing farm tech or building the perfect germination chamber? 

We have trainings on all sorts of topics to help you grow more efficiently and stay profitable all year round.

Specific farm tours 
and detailed consults
Imagine you came along for one of our high priced consults. Got to see how we set up farms.  

How we structure farms and talk through market channels, team organization, product flow, and more?

This is your ticket!!

Done-For-You Manuals, SOP’s and Process Cheatsheets
Need an employee manual? Or a detailed, crop by crop harvest manual? What about a Food Safety plan? Farm SOP’s? We share over 20 completed manuals that we’ve used or created for clients that you can easily use as a template and adapt to help train your team! 

Drawing on our 15 years of experience in the industry and daily interaction with farmers all across the US, we’ve built an impressive resource directory that’s sure to help you find what you need, cheaper and faster. 
And Much, Much More...

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EVERYTHING IN SMALL FARM UNIVERSITY
Plus...
  • Strategy Video Call with Michael each month ($175 value) that is recorded and added to your account.
  • Get personal access to Michael through Voxer. Let me answer your questions and get you back on track.
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If you’re looking for YOUR version of small farm freedom, whatever that may be... we’ll help you tread your own path and make it happen inside Small Farm University
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