Welcome to the

Profitable Farm Workshop!

Friday, august 10 in LANCASTER, KENTUCKY 

Join us Friday, August 10 in Kentucky for an exclusive training for farmers looking to run sustainable businesses, serve their community, and fight for food freedom

  The August training takes place at Marksbury Farm Market in Lancaster, Kentucky.

First Session

How to attract your dream customers & build your profitable farm

Charlotte Smith: Founder of 3 Cow Marketing and owner of Champoeg Creamery, a raw milk micro-dairy

This 1-hour training will inspire you to get more customers, raise your prices, and confidently run a sustainable farm business.

Second Session

steps every farmer should take to legally protect their business

Elizabeth Rich: Attorney and Executive Director of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Discover how to best protect yourself, your farm, and your customers from unfair laws or over-enthusiastic health inspectors. Learn how to get farmer-friendly legislation passed in your state and go home feeling confident in your farm's success.



boxed lunch on the lawn

Mingle with other farmers, make lifelong friends, and connect with the featured speakers

Now's your chance to ask questions, get to know other farmers from around the country, and swap stories. Lunch is provided - please let us know of any dietary restrictions upon purchase of your tickets.

Third Session

running a farm with reliable interns + how to hire exceptional employees

Joel Salatin: Author, speaker, owner of Polyface Farms, and food freedom supporter

With wisdom from his book Fields of Farmers, Joel will captivate you during his 1-hour training. Joel's Polyface Farms is where lots of young farmers get their start. He's hosted over 100 aspiring farmers as interns over the years and knows exactly how to select the most exceptional out of hundreds of applications. Plus, he'll share the strategies he uses to hire employees who will go on to make your business even more successful.

Q&A with the Speakers

The workshop concludes with a full Q&A to get your questions answered. You'll leave the day's training bursting with ideas to implement on your farm, inspired to personalize your farm marketing plan, and confident in your ability to grow your profitable farm to live the life you've always dreamed of.


Additional Tours 

There will be two preliminary sessions and two post session tours included in your workshop tickets. 

Preliminary Sessions

*Will occur once each, simultaneously, beginning at 8:30 AM

Vegetable Production

Learn the challenges and rewards of a direct-marketing vegetable operation in Central Kentucky with one of the region’s leading farmers.

Butchery Session 

The butchery demo will be led by Michelle Cordaro of Marksbury Farm. Michelle will demonstrate  a step by step breakdown of half a hog.  The demo will walk everyone through the breakdown of the primals, initially, and then go into the different case cuts everyone is familiar with.  Michelle will be seaming out muscle groups and explaining where cuts come from and how they are traditionally prepared,  briefly correlating  the cuts to the counterparts on a steer (ie. pork chops come from the same muscle groups as Ribeyes and NY Strips). 

Post Workshop Tours

*Will occur simultaneously, beginning at 2:30 PM

Processing Facility Tour

Take a walk through the Marksbury Farm Market processing facility, a 12,000-square-foot multi-species slaughter, processing and packing plant producing both Marksbury’s branded products and privately labeled products of dozens of producers from throughout the region. See Marksbury’s commitment to animal welfare, the poultry processing line, the large animal slaughter floor, the multi-species processing floor, and the certified kitchen and smokehouse.

Pasture ManAgement Tour

The Marksbury Farm Market facility is located adjacent to a 1500-acre farm, most of which is dedicated to sustainable grain production. The areas closest to the facility are home to grazing species, and this walk along these paddocks will provide an overview of the Marksbury pasture management methods used to produce improved soil, better forage, and top-quality meats.


Get your Tickets Now

space is limited to foster community & connection

The 4-hour workshop includes a workbook, boxed lunch, and a copy of Charlotte's book  'Farm Marketing from the Heart'

The Fine Print:

  • The workshop takes place on Friday, August 10, 2018 
  • Each ticket is $225 and includes 1 spot in the workshop  
  • Expect to arrive at 9:30 AM and depart around 2:00PM for the workshop
  • Optional tours begin at 8:30AM and 2:30PM
  • Marksbury Farm Market is located in Lancaster, Kentucky
  • The address is 7907 Nicholasville Road, Lancaster, KY 40444
  • Space is limited so we cannot guarantee your spot without payment
  • Upon purchase, you will receive an email confirmation
  • All proceeds donated to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund