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My Digital Farmer | Marketing Strategies for Farmers

Oct 25, 2023

When you talk about your farm products, are you making a nice, bullet-point list of features that come with your product? Things like:

  • certified organic by USDA
  • grass-fed, regeneratively-raised
  • locally-sourced
  • raw and unfiltered

That's great, but that may not be enough.

The problem with just focusing on features in our marketing is that we (as the salesperson) have assumed that the customer has a level of understanding he/she simply doesn’t have. From the inside looking out, we think, “Everyone knows why it matters that my honey is unfiltered!”

My friends, they don't. 

Which is why, you need to learn 3 very powerful words that will immediately transform this list of features into a list of BENEFITS. When you start using these 3 words in your marketing, you'll begin to show your customers what's in it for them.

You need to answer the question: "So what that your honey is raw and unfiltered?..."

You want to know what these 3 words are?...

Listen to this episode to find out, and hear lots of examples for how to use them in farm marketing.

See if it helps you increase your sales.

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This podcast was sponsored by: The Thriving Farmer Podcast.  In this top-rated farm podcast, you'll learn the latest tricks and strategies of successful farmers, strategize with in-depth interviews with leaders in the industry, and connect with stories of farmers just like you. In our interviews, we focus on building farms that last, on setting up systems, knowing your customers, building your team, and creating a work/family/life balance. With over 15 years of farming background, your host Michael Kilpatrick has the experience and authority to bring you practical advice, ask the hard questions, tease out the gold nuggets, and help share what it’s really like to build a profitable, sustainable farm.

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Some of the resources mentioned in this episode:

Join my free email list! I have a great "Crash Course in farm marketing" that will guide you through the marketing jungle over the course of several months. Each week, you'll get a new email with suggestions and tips to make your marketing better.

Join my CSA Renewals Course: CSA Early Bird Campaigns that Convert. In this program, I teach you my exact process for how I build my renewal promotion campaign every fall, that gets 80-90% of my members to sign up again by November 1st.

Sign up for my CSA Academy -- and get access to my CSA member resource library to use for your own CSA (as long as you're a paying member). Use coupon code TRIAL to get your first month for $1.

Find my Facebook group for farmers!

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