FarmsReach hit another milestone this week with the launch of our new Source Directory, the first online guide to the best California contractors, input suppliers, lenders, and all things farming. A big thank you to the FarmsReach community for referring us to all of your favorite businesses and organizations!
We know that operating a farm requires tapping many support people and buying (and borrowing) a lot of equipment and supplies. Our goal with the new Directory is to give all of our members an easy way to connect with trusted service providers and to make smarter, more informed choices for your businesses.
Click to view Johnny’s Selected Seeds’ custom pages.
This new section of our site will continue to expand and evolve as we add more listings and add new software functionality. We’ve already compiled over 300 organizations, suppliers, contractors, lenders, labs and consultants that have been directly referred by FarmsReach members over the past year. Going forward, we will continue to scour our online Conversations for leads, as well as from the Farmers Guild gatherings and casual conversations.
Like everything else in FarmsReach, the Source Directory is free for farmers to use. And, for approved service providers, inclusion in the Directory is also free. Enhanced listings, or “mini-sites” that feature pictures, videos, educational articles or promotional offerings, cost between $50 to $1,000 additional per month. You can check out a few samples from the Source Directory main pages.
Because we offer so many non-revenue-generating programs for our members, we depend on the income from our Source Directory and other upcoming services to help cover our operating costs. So, please help us spread the word about it, and write some reviews! Your use of this new community resource and your reviews of the service providers you’ve worked with help us to attract more listings and support for the work that we do.
The Source Directory will also become more robust over the coming months as more businesses create their customized pages. Check it out! As always, we would love to hear what you think.
Thank you again to all who’ve supported us in getting things up and live this month. We hope you find it an essential resource.
For more information, please download the press release.
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