My New Project
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Last time I posted on this blog, I mentioned a new project that I was working on. Today, I want to share more about this project.

I’ve created a new website called Eager Farmer – Connecting experience, education and enthusiasm in farming.

Eager Farmer Web Shot

This is a help wanted style website for farmers to find employees, interns/apprentices, farm managers and land to farm. It’s for wannabe farmers to find a place to get experience in farming. For land owners to find someone to manage their land for them. And for anyone in the farming community to find a job on a farm, no matter what capacity that job includes.

I’ve been working on this project for about 2 years now.

I’m so excited to announce that on Polyface Field Day, Saturday, July 19 around 4pm EST, Eager Farmer went LIVE!!

Launch Day 2014

I’m still working out some of the finer details and points to the site that only come from using it, but it’s online and very much working at this point.

Right now if you go visit, you will find over 80 advertisements for all sorts of positions on farms and people looking for positions from 4 different countries – USA, New Zealand, Canada and Bulgaria.

My goal with this idea was to make something that was:

1. World-wide

2. Inexpensive

3. Easy to Navigate and Use

4. Always Current (no ads from 5 years ago that don’t apply)

5. Template oriented (all the farmer or person has to do is fill in the forms making it easy to remember all the information needed for a help wanted or resume ad)

6. No Spam (all posts and initial emails to ads run through me first so we can filter anything that isn’t “real”)

So many more ideas and options have been pouring through my brains for months now and I’m thrilled to see the fruit of all this come together. You can read more ABOUT my adventure in this here.

I’m now at the stage of critiquing the little odds and ends and then I’m going to start the real marketing through farming magazines, online and conferences. In the meantime, can you help get the word out? Share this post or share the Eager Farmer website with your friends. Like my Eager Farmer Facebook page and share it with your friends.

There are so many experienced people out there who are farming and just need a helping hand. And likewise there are so many folks out there who aren’t yet farming but are willing, eager, hard workers. My vision is to help these folks find each other. Eager Farmer is simply a launch point for this.

My mission is to establish connections, kick-start partnerships and encourage healthy agricultural landscapes that span the generations.

Eager Farmer Connection

Any of you reading this blog for any amount of time will know that my passion is farming and people. For me, Eager Farmer is the perfect marriage of the two. After all, without the people, we wouldn’t have the farms!

Happy Friday!

Eager Farmer Banner (2)C

 

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About Sheri Salatin

Sheri is married to Daniel Salatin. She is the marketing director at Polyface Farm and stay-at-home mom of three children. Sheri is passionate about clean food and is enjoying working the land along side her husband. When not farming, Sheri can be found reading, writing, sewing, baking and serving in her church family.
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5 Responses to My New Project

  1. Kirsten says:

    This is GREAT, Sheri!

  2. Sarah Pevehouse says:

    This is really brilliant! I’ve already seen that two farms near me (that I didn’t even know where here) have internship and apprentice opportunities! This is amazing! Thank you for your hard work on this. I hope people take advantage of this tool.

  3. Sarah Pevehouse says:

    I also wanted to note that my family and I attended the Polyface Field Day this year and I really enjoyed your presentation on Marketing – I saw that most of the audience was writing fast and furious taking in all of your talking points! I hope they took note of this website from the vendor tables at the event as well.

  4. Jackie says:

    this is fabulous. Such a good idea, and much needed. Going to be doing some sharing. Best of luck with this and let me know if I can help, from the UK!

  5. Ms. Daisy says:

    So cool. Thank you for your hard work!