Upcoming events:

Growing for Market podcast: date TBA

No Till Market Growers podcast: date TBA

Farmers Friend podcast: date TBA

Regenerative Skills podcast (Spain): date TBA

Lean Farm Start-up 2-day workshop: Spring, date TBA

Lean Farm Start-up 2-day workshop: Fall, date TBA


Keynotes, podcasts, workshops

Ben Hartman can present on how to incorporate lean on a farm, and on the methods Clay Bottom Farm uses to earn a living on 1/3 acre, selling food within 1 1/2 miles of the farm.

Recent events have included presentations for Organic Growers of Ireland, Oxford Real Farming Conference (UK), GE Aviation, Lean Enterprise Institute, The Oregon Small Farm Conference, LANTRA Wales (UK), The Landworkers Alliance (UK), Sierra Harvest, ACRES USA, and the National Young Farmer’s Coalition, among others. 


Ben Hartman Bio

Ben Hartman is the author of The Lean Farm, a 2016 winner of the Shingo Institute’s Prestigious Research and Professional Publication Award. He and his wife, Rachel Hershberger, own Clay Bottom Farm in Goshen, Indiana, where they make their living on less than one acre growing and selling specialty produce to restaurants and at a farmers’ market. Hartman was appointed to the 2017 Grist 50, a list of emerging green leaders in the United States. 

Mutual Learning

I love to learn from others. In the best classroom settings, the line between student and teacher is blurry. My presentations include space for conversation, questions, and mutual learning.

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