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.
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!!
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:
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.
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!