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Working too hard on your farm?

The 2017 Lean Farm summit is the only farmer run conference devoted to helping you reduce waste, increase effectiveness, and build the most value and profitability into your farm.

No more overwhelm. No more wasted money, time, or effort.

Get the results you deserve!

The 2017 Lean Farm Summit is a unique farm learning experience focused on helping farmers take the next steps in their business. Whether you  are just starting out or are a seasoned experts, we will be able to move you forward toward your goals.

During this event you will be able to:

  • Learn straight from leaders who are actually doing the work
  • See successful farming implemented on a profitable farm
  • Network with farmers who are facing and overcoming similar struggles
  • Eat great locally produced food and drink


Our goal is for you to leave this event with a clear roadmap to change your farm and increase your profitability and quality of life!

Masterclass & Farm Smart

Wednesday and Thursday, November 29-30

Ben Hartman, Ray Tyler and Michael Kilpatrick

VIP Summit

Tuesday, November 28th

Ben Hartman, Ray Tyler, Michael Kilpatrick


Monday, November 27th

Curtis Stone, Ben Hartman, Ray Tyler, Jonathan Dysinger, and Michael Kilpatrick

Lean Masterclass by Ben Hartman and Farm Smart with Ray Tyler and Michael Kilpatrick

Wednesday and Thursday, November 29-30


On Wednesday, Ben Hartman will be presenting an all day intensive workshop on lean farming and business management. The majority of the day will be spent in a classroom learning from Ben. Breakout brainstorm sessions will also help you leave with a concrete plan to lean up your farm. We’ll break the day up with a tour of Rosecreek Farm and a discussion of how they have implement lean on their farm. After dinner, we’ll end the day with a farmer mixer, a great time for conversion and networking.

On Thursday Ray Tyler and Michael Kilpatrick will bring value with several important topics for farmers include marketing, southern production techniques, and washing shed setup.

Michael will deep dive into finding your ideal customer, and focusing your marketing efforts on strategies that work. He’ll discuss how to connect with chefs to get consistent orders, easy changes to your Farmers Market stand that will double your sales, and CSA strategies that keep members signing up year after year.  He’ll also cover running the numbers on your production and finding your profit centers for a more sustainable farm.

Ray will talk about how they’ve tripled their income with year round greens production in the South and Rosecreek Farm’s marketing strategy that has made them a major regional player.

Ray and Michael will also cover washing shed basics and how to set your area up for optimal effectiveness.

We’ll finish up with a panel discussion with Michael, Ray and several other local growers who have focused on alternative revenue streams for their farms.


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on Wednesday with breakfast and lunch  provided on Thursday.

Want more? Check out the VIP Summit with Ben Hartman, Ray Tyler, Michael Kilpatrick

Tuesday, November 28th

Only 20 spots available!

Want to stay on site?  Need more interaction, training and want to spend some time diving into tools? Tuesday is devoted to implementation.  We’ll start in the field with Ben Hartman demonstrating lean techniques for the tools and systems that he uses on his farm. A full morning will be spent on the paperpot transplanter and how that revolutionized Ben’s farm. After lunch, we will dive into tools of all scale, what makes lean systems work and talk about tunnels. You will get a chance to try out different tools and be coached on proper form and usage.

This package includes 3 nights lodging, the VIP tool day on Tuesday, Lean Masterclass and Farm Smart on Wednesday and Thursday, and all meals. Arrive Monday night and leave Thursday evening. Enjoy the convenience of staying on site and having additional time to network and ask questions.

Mastermind with Curtis Stone, Ben Hartman, Ray Tyler, Jonathan Dysinger, and Michael Kilpatrick

Monday, November 27th

Only 10 spots available! By application only.

This one day, high end mastermind is a proverbial brain trust in the regenerative agriculture community. This package is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hang out with some of the industry leaders at a fraction of their individual consulting rates.

The day will start off with introductions over breakfast and move into the field to discuss, brainstorm, and rapid prototype innovative tools for the market gardener. After the tools discussion, we’ll move into a roundtable where each mastermind coach will spend some time sharing their biggest takeaways from 2017 and lead a guided discussion on how to implement practical ideas. The day will continue with you having ample time to ask your farming, business, and marketing questions and have the group help you brainstorm effective solutions. We’ll end the day with a wonderful dinner and fruitful conversation.

Included is the Mastermind, Tool Summit, and Lean Summit for a total of 4 days of education and brainstorming!

All meals, and 4 nights of lodging included.  This starts Sunday night at 6 Pm with dinner and ends Thursday evening at 4:30.

Due to the intense nature of the Mastermind course, you will need to fill out an application. Please apply here.

Want to bring your spouse or team members?


We feel strongly that having your spouse on the same page in your business is very important! Therefore, when you bring your spouse, we are offering approximately 50% off their ticket. Contact us for the discount code.

Bringing your team is important as well. What if everyone on your team was as excited about improving your farm as you were? We are offering a 10% discount on bringing multiple team members. Click “Bring your team” when you checkout on Eventbrite.

*Note:  these discounts are only available for the Masterclass 2 day event*


two days of practical training and networking with some of the best farmers around.
$257 /earlybird pricing
  • Wednesday and Thursday
  • All food + snacks included
  • lodging
  • Regular price $297
Sign up now!

VIP Tool Summit

Stay on site and deep-dive, additional time for questions and answers.
$597 /earlybird pricing
  • All sessions Tuesday- Thursday
  • Housing: Monday night- Wednesday night (3 nights)
  • Meals: Breakfast Tuesday  morning through Thursday afternoon
  • regular price $657


Spend time 1 on 1 with the experts, and fast track your farm
$1500/earlybird pricing
  • Sunday night through Thursday Evening
  • Housing: Sunday through Wednesday nights (4 nights)
  • Meals: Sunday night banquet through Thursday afternoon
  • Regular price $1800
SOLD OUT- join the waitlist

As farmers with families we understand the challenge of events like these. Therefore we are aiming to make it as easy as possible.


Nursing mothers

We have a separate building that will be setup for nursing mothers. Please let us know if you are in need of these services so we can plan appropriately. We do ask that you are respectful of noise levels in the presentation area. Please contact Ashley Tyler here if you are interested. 

Want to bring the kids?

We understand that a conference can be a fun family experience! However, with the intense schedule and high amounts of information being presented, it can also be a challenge. We offer a few different options for bringing your family members. Please contact Ashley Tyler here if you are interested. 

Travel Logistics and Hotel Information


Rosecreek Farm is located in Selmer, TN approximately 2 hours from Memphis International Airport and 3 hours from Nashville.



Note- Mastermind and Tool summit attendees stay onsite and have their rooms included.

Star Plus Inn is 15 minutes away and has a room rate of approximately $60

There are a number of hotels located in Corinth, MS that is around 32 minutes away. For more info..

An email will follow your registration with further hotel info as well as conference room rate information.