[Market-farming] marketing

Steven Rogers singingpigfarm at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 12 01:32:08 EST 2005


Tradingpost,
I do not teach workshops for an industry that dosn't exist-- the industry I teach for is agriculture. 
I don't make my living doing that and I'm not mentioning them to drum up business. The workshops
I have given have been at the request of local universities, county extension services and large
farmers markets. I always return my honorarium check because giving workshops to help
farmers be successful is on of my ways of giving back to the community that has supported me
for 16 profitable years. I also give over $10,000/ year to Christian organizations who have feeding
programs in poor inner-city neighborhoods and to a christian run homeless shelter which has 
a resident drug and alcohol treatment program. I am not doing this to become rich, I am using the
talents and abilities that God gave me to bless others. I can't be a blessing to others if I am not
also blessed. I am fortunate enough to be able to give out of my surplus.

 Marketing is a businesss function not an industry, and you, Tradingpost are doing marketing if you are in 
business. If you actually read my post you would see that I am talking about marketing to 
get to know who your market is, to define your market. This allows you to plant the proper crops 
in the proper quantities so tha t you can be successful. As I said in my post you can be doing 
marketing and not even know it. You are the perfect example.
I am not ashamed to say that my first year I encountered some good luck. 16 years ago I had nothing but
$200 in seed money, a MARKETING PLAN, a vision and a mortgage with 4 kids to feed. I needed me
some luck! I am not some B-school whiz kid. I am someone from a poor rural family who had to start working
a nine years old when my Daddy died of cancer. I have gone to college for six years ( no degree)
and I am not ashamed of that either. My education has served me well. 
>From the emails I have received and reading the posts on this list I see that many people are 
hungry for this information. Write what you want, Tradingpost, I served in the military to defend
your right and my right of free speech.


Steven Rogers
singingpigfarm at earthlink.net
EarthLink Revolves Around You.
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