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IN THEIR OWN WORDS: "I can see how these methods could help to address critical community-wide issues such as local jobs, entrepreneurship, food security, poverty, environmental issues..."
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SPIN Gardening
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Meet a Blue Ribbon SPIN farmer!

John Sealander, Franklin NC

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It is a cliche: most farmers are great at growing, but failures at properly valuing and selling their crops. As a result they barely eke out a living. This is one farming tradition that SPIN-Farming seeks to change, and John Sealander is just the SPIN farmer to help.

John lived his entire adult life as a straight commissioned salesman. In 24 months he went from having never farmed a day in his life to being the “Famous Amos” of free range chickens in Macon County, NC, selling $4 eggs in a $2 market. He won blue ribbons two years in a row at the county fair, and his Blue Ribbon Eggs brand now dominates the local market. But the labor of a poultry operation outweighed the return, and that led John to SPIN-Farming.

What sold him is that SPIN-Farming brings organic farming out of the mystical clouds and into the everyday world of ordinary people and the market place. It’s a pure production, processing and marketing system for occupational farmers. Not theoretical, not speculative and not philosophical. Real, both in work and in profit. So now, on a 1,000 sq. ft. planting of spinach John can earn up to $4,100 on a $30 seed purchase, some bags and delivery costs.

But he watches fellow farmers work terrifically hard all week only to put their lettuce on the table and then sell themselves short, or not at all. John’s attitude is you can buy cheap, or buy good, but not both. He uses what he calls the “Integrity Sell” to match the features of his products with the values of his customers. He uses SPIN to turn a greens business into greenbacks.

John is your typical SPIN farmer, which is to say there is nothing typical about him. He took the long and winding road to farming. Now that he’s where he wants to be in his career, he’s using SPIN- Farming to help others complete their journeys. He has valuable knowledge of the ways of nature and persuasion. There isn’t a better representative of the type of farming that SPIN stands for, which is entrepreneurial in spirit and community-based.

SPIN Corps

How can you join the SPIN Corps?

SPIN Corps members need at least one season of generating income with SPIN-Farming. The next steps are explained in this guide.