Public Speaking

Ben Hartman offers presentations about using the lean system on small farms. He has presented for MOSES, PASA, The Oregon Small Farm Conference, Sierra Harvest, ACRES USA, the National Young Farmer’s Coalition, and Piedmont Grown, among others. He offers an online-based Webinar as well as live presentations, all accompanied by Powerpoint photos and images that will engage your audience. Ben is down-to-earth and excited to share his message. He's happy to interact with your audience before and after the event. Presentations can range from keynotes to one hour workshops to half-day or full-day seminars, and are tailored to your specific audience.

Sample presentation titles:
“Using the Lean System to Earn a Comfortable Living on a Small Farm”

“The Lean Farm: Production Tips for Market Growers”

"Q and A with Ben Hartman about Lean Farming"

To set up an author appearance contact Jenna Dimmick Stewart: 
JStewart@chelseagreen.com
(802) 295-6300 x 120

Ben Hartman provided an engaging and jam packed presentation at the Piedmont Grown conference. In addition to Ben’s keynote, he offered a technical session (including gorgeous pictures) detailing specific tools and practices to help farmers be more efficient with their time and limited resources. Ben offered many labor saving recommendations that farmers, I am sure, took home to use this Spring. We would highly recommend Ben to speak in venues large and small.
— Laura Lauffer, Coordinator, Piedmont Grown 2016 Conference
Beginning farmers at the 2015 Young Farmers Conference at Stone Barns found Ben’s presentation on Lean Farming to be an exciting concept that shows valuable new ways to look at their production, including creative ways to cut waste, maximize yield and organize.
— Laurie Freyer, Coordinator, 2015 Young Farmers Conference
We were thrilled to host Ben as a speaker at our Fourth Annual Conference in 2016. He agreed to present and share his experience in several sessions, including a presentation to the full conference on Lean Farming. I found his words on using lean principles to find the right quality of life or balance between farm and family to be extremely important for the fairly young demographic of our conference. Thanks, Ben!
— Michael O'Donnell, Purdue Extension, Coordinator, 2015 Indiana Small Farm Conference