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Fall is in the air and here in Iowa that means harvest time. When most folks think about farming and Iowa it means row crops like corn or soybeans and cattle and hogs. That truly is part of the landscape of our great state. However, and this may come as a surprise to many, there are more folks living and working small acreage farms between two and two-hundred acres than large production agriculture farms of 1,000+ acres. Today we’re going to visit with one of these owners who migrated from the city to the farm and is much of the organization behind an event happening this Sunday.
Sean Skeehan and his wife , Jill Beebout, operate Blue Gate Farms one of seven who have banded together to create Farm Crawl 2009. And, no, this is not a “new thing”. Farm Crawl first started back in 2007 and has grown each year with Farm Crawl 2008 being the largest to date with over 600 people flocking to the southern Marion County, northern Lucas County area. (About an hour south and east of Des Moines) The idea is for folks to leisurely “crawl” from farm to farm taking in the rich diversity of each and learn about Community Supported Agriculture and life on small sustainable farming operations…that actually make money. You are in for a small business treat with Sean Skeehan as we discuss the challenges of starting and marketing a new diverse business venture.
In other news – Yesterday we had our good friend Janet Tingwald on and I didn’t get to the real life story about a company with an outdated website and what it really costs when “a friend” takes over the hosting responsibilities. Dreadful but very real…and our fix to the problem…we’ll tell you about it.
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