Course Summary

Thriving Farmer Flower Summit

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Introduction

Welcome to the Summit!
Welcome to the Flower Summit - Grab your Workbook Here!
2:50
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How to Download the App
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How to Change Email Notification Settings
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About Your Host - Michael Kilpatrick
LIVE FLOWER SUMMIT OVERVIEW
Flower Summit Preview with Q&A
1:03:58
SUMMIT DAY 1 RECAP AND LIVE Q+A
Flower Summit Recap Day One with Q&A
54:24
SPECIAL SATURDAY NIGHT SESSION Part 2_1
Flower Summit Recap Day Two with Q&A
1:50:35
Join us for the closing ceremonies for the 2022 Thriving Farmer Flower Summit!-004_1
Flower Summit Recap Day Three with Q&A
2:03:26
Flower Bonus Day Preview
Flower Bonus Day Preview
58:41

Day One - Why Flowers?

dave dowling
Dave Dowling - The Cut Flower Industry: Then and Now
41:02
Jessica Hall
Jessica Hall - Growing Your Flower Dream in Real Life
45:45
Polly Hutchison
Mike & Polly Hutchison - Flower Farming and Retail: A New Adventure
19:20
Heidi
Heidi Daniels - Why People Love Flowers: Insights from a Retail Greenhouse Grower
35:14
Stacey Murphy
Stacey Murphy - Adding Flowers to Your Garden
29:26
Dr Barbara
Dr. Barbara Utendorf - Benefits of Flowers for Us and Our Ecosystem
45:01
Logan Keister
Logan Keister - Teas, Tinctures, Meads, and More: An Introduction to Medicinal and Culinary Flowers
1:44:06

Day Two - Flower Growing Tips and Techniques

Greg Peterson
Greg Peterson - Building Healthy Soil
1:00:27
Jennifer Widowski
Jennifer WIdowski - Micro Flower Farming: Starting small to see what works for you
37:47
Sarah Funk
Sarah Funk - Successful Succession Planting: Planning for both supply AND sanity
24:37
Erik Brimstad and Beth Satterwhite
Erik Brimstad and Beth Satterwhite - Fitting Flowers into Your Field: When flowers are just one part of your flower operation
44:18
Christy Ralphs
Christy Ralphs - Applying Lean Principles to Flower Farming
46:24
joy and hillary
Hillary Alger and Joy Longfellow - Johnny's Seeds Overwinter Cut Flower Trial Results
48:06
Tania Cubberly
Tania Cubberly - Flowering in the Tunnel
53:54
Christina Ford
Christina Ford - Managing an Efficient Harvest
30:52
Betsy Busche
Betsy Busche - Making Profitable Market Bouqets
49:11
Melissa Smith
Melissa Smith - Growing Dahlias in Hot Climates
46:43
Maggie Sheehan
Maggie Sheehan - Working with and Blooming in Your Climate
37:47

Day Three - Build A Flower Business

roz chandler
Roz Chandler - The Growth of a Flower Business: Stories from the FIeld Gate
45:41
Jessica Hall (2)
Jessica Hall - Building A Strong Family Farm
42:33
Julie Treanor
Julie Treanor - Building A Brand for Your Business
1:04:20
Becky Sadlowski
Becky Sadlowski - Walking As Yourself: Marketing Based on Who You Are and What You Value
41:38
Don Lareau
Don Lareau - Marketing and Scaleability of Organic Flower Farming
1:03:10
gretel and steve
Gretel and Steve Adams - Scaling Up Your Flower Operation: Standardizing systems and setting up for success
1:18:26
Roger and Mary Winstead
Roger & Mary Winstead - Growing and Selling Edible Flowers
31:57
Shannon Allen
Shannon Allen - Providing a Profitable Flower CSA
40:00
lyndsay biehl
Lyndsay Biehl - Setting Up Your U-Pick Operation
54:06
Lori Rice
Lori Rice - Photographing Your Flowers to the Fullest
27:28
lennie larkin
Lennie Larkin - Tracking Profitability on Dahlia Production
34:50
John Reinwald
John Reinwald - Advice every flower farmer needs to know about growing a following on Instagram
46:56
Molly Edgington
Molly Edgington - Revenue from RVers: Finding a new income stream for your flower farm
18:56

All-Access Bonuses

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Flower Resource Guide
Flower Business Strategy Session with Michael v3
Flower Business Strategy Session with Michael Kilpatrick
1:02:43

Flower Bonus Day

We had so many great ideas come out of the Flower Summit that we did a Bonus Followup Day! 

Originally airedin March 2022, this Bonus Day focuses on ideas that came out of the January 2022 Summit.
Michael interviews a wide range of flower farmers to glean even more tips for growing and building profitable flower businesses.

Speakers + Topic (3)
Kee-ju Hong Elder - Using Dried Flowers to Extend Your Sales and Reach New Customers
54:37
Alyssa and Allen Ward
Alyssa and Allen Ward - Sunflowers and Sunsets: A Foundation for Flower Farm Success
1:20:43
Abigail Helberg Moffitt and Zachary Briggs
Abigail Helberg Moffitt and Zachary Briggs - Connecting with Your Community through Farm-Based Events
42:43
Karl Varhmeyer Jr.
Karl Vahrmeyer Jr. - It's All About Sticks: Ornamental Branches for the Floral Industry
58:44
Alan and Carol Grossman
Allen and Carol Grossman - Tips from the Field: 30 years on 100+ Acres
1:55:16
Alex Webb
Alex Webb - Living A Homestead Lifestyle and Growing A Cut Flower Business
41:04
Speakers + Topic (2)
Hedda Brorstrom - Value-Added Products from the Flower Farm
37:44