Hello! I'm Kim
I love helping other shepherds grow their farm business and be successful.
I work with shepherds where they are in their shepherding journey. So whether you need basic sheep care information or need to get a grip on marketing and branding your farm, I have a place for you.
WORK WITH ME
I have combined my 30 years of teaching experience with my intense love of shepherding to offer education, support, and guidance to others raising sheep and running a farm business. We can work together through:
- Online Courses
- Private One on One Consulting
- Group Coaching
Three ways I can help:
I work with shepherds on a variety of topics from basic sheep care to building a sustainable profitable farm business.You can take one of my online courses that teach:
- how to get started raising sheep
- how to identify and develop their farm brand image
- how to promote and market their farm
so they can reap the benefits of a profitable farm business.
We can work together on short term or long term projects through private consultation services. I have worked with shepherds on projects such as:
- branding their farm image
- developing social media presence
- marketing research
- developing a marketing plan
- website evaluation & overhaul
My Profitable Shepherding Program allows you to work with me through group coaching as we dive deep, roll up our sleeves, and get work done on marketing and promoting your farm business. The group coaching includes:
- online courses
- Trello board of tasks & milestones
- monthly group coaching & work sessions
- accountability & implementation
Shepherds who have worked with me.
I did not know a lot about branding my farm before taking Kim's class. This course provided specific ideas, tasks, worksheets , motivation and direction on exactly how to brand my farm. I learned that implementing all of the concepts discussed in the course can lead to a successful farm business. The information on the website was particularly informative. My website has a lot of beautiful photos but did not give a good idea of who we are and where we are headed. So I found that material especially helpful. Also, the task of writing a mission statement , vision and core values was enormously helpful at the beginning of the course and was well positioned to guide one through the rest of the information. The course was excellent; well thought out and planned.
About a year ago I hired somebody to help me develop a new farm logo ...what was truly lacking in this package was the follow up and the education piece. What really excited me about Kim's package is that she is a farmer teaching another farmer. She is teaching the motions of setting up systems with tools to stay organized and focused...
In supporting Kim, I am supporting a woman in agriculture, a small business owner and a shepherd who is making a living for herself. To me this is important and valuable to contribute to women creating their own business.
Hobby Farm Or Farm Business
I have been asked numerous times by our farmstay guests if we are a "real working farm". I sort of laugh to myself every time I hear this question, but I know what they are trying to ask. They want to know if our farm generates income and contributes to the household budget.
Ten Steps To Protecting Your Farm Business In Times Of Economic Unrest
I know that 2020 will be a difficult year for our farm. I rely heavily on agritourism to support our farm, and with the spread of Covid-19, I am already feeling the consequences and scrambling to try to figure out a new way in this time of economic unrest.