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Announcing the Homesteaders of America Conference


Event planner. That's not something I necessarily thought I'd be adding to my resume anytime in my life. Event checks in my hand, standing at the bank. That's not something I thought I'd ever be—an account holder for an organization. But here I am, killin' it...being an awesome event planner, business account holder, awesome PR person talking to big name speakers in the farming community, like Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, Eustace Conway from the hit tv series Mountain Men, and Lisa Steele, author of Fresh Eggs Daily

What am I doing, you ask? Why, my dear, I'm planning the most epic homesteading conference on this side of the country....that's what I'm doing.


As many of you know, we have a very small homestead. But homesteading runs through my veins. I dream of the day when I can have an acre of garden vegetables that will last us an entire year. I long for the day when we have a mudroom for dirty shoes, a pasture of goats and maybe a milk cow. A girl can dream...and it will happen, I know it. 

But until then, I want to educate. I want to bring awareness, not just to farming, but to actual homesteading. People who "farm" simply for their own needs. The homesteading movement is taking our nation by storm, and each and every person faces the struggles of it—whether it's their land, the animals, finances, or legalities causing people not to homestead. 

This is why I founded Homesteaders of America—a self-sustainable organization and event. Our very first conference will be held Saturday October 14, 2017, at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds in Warrenton, VA. 

Our speakers are the legendary Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily, Esther Emery of Fouchomatic Off Grid, and Zondervan author (she is also the daughter of the late Carla Emery). I am also working on on confirming Eustace Conway, which would be amazing!


We aren't that far removed from homesteading — only 2 or 3 generations. Yet, homesteading and raising your own food is so "strange" for our generation. Homesteaders are seen as "weird" or "hippies", when in reality, we simply want to take back control of our lives, our health, and our food. 

You can find out more and keep up to date with the upcoming conference at www.homesteadersofamerica.com

If you'd like to sponsor, become a vendor, or help volunteer at the event, please send me an email — amy@homesteadersofamerica.com

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