— Michael Kilpatrick
— Michael Kilpatrick
We are farmers, parents, doers, dreamers, round pegs in square holes. We believe that sustainable agricultural systems are essential for this world to get back on the right track.
We have spent years in the trenches, whether it has been planting spinach, or milking cows, or catering a wedding full of farm-fresh goodness. We have struggled with payroll, hired and fired employees, and sat up late at night, scrawling figures on endless sheets of paper.
And that’s why we want to help. As we have farmed, we have seen farms come and go, picked up tips, tricks, and techniques from some of the best in the industry, and implemented those into our businesses. And we want to share that with you.
Michael is a farmer, presenter, inventor and leader who lives to help farmers apply business principles and practical, proven solutions to grow their businesses and simplify their lives. He has managed large certified organic farms and businesses, consulted for industry experts, and spoken at dozens of conferences.
In 2004, he started a highly diversified, year-round, vegetable farm with his brother. The business rapidly scaled until it was managing several hundred acres with over 20 employees, and sold to farmers markets, CSA, coops, and wholesale buyers. What set his farm apart was the systems that he put in place that allowed him to work less hours and leave for vacation without having to worry that plants were dying or customers didn’t get their products.
In 2012, Michael took a four-month leave from his farm and interned at Polyface Farm in Virginia. He met his wife, Savannah, there and they married in 2013.
In 2015, Michael and his wife decided to move to Ohio to be near family and pursue teaching other farmers who wanted the same kind of growth in their farms without the stress or tension of neglecting what matters most. Michael continues to keep involved in multiple agricultural projects. So, whether you are a beginning farmer who needs a start-up plan, or an experienced grower who needs to reduce the stress and hours you are working, Michael’s excited about helping you streamline your business and take it to the next level. You can find out more about our farmer education company at www.inthefieldconsultants.com