Hi there! My name is Veronica. I write about my ranching adventures after moving from the city to a small town in SW Colorado over at City Life to Ranching Wife. My husband and I proudly stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow ranching and farming families world-wide. After becoming part of the Agriculture industry in 2009, we met several ranchers in our local community that were being denied agriculture loans. We also faced financial issues after working on the family ranch which was one of many reasons why we have since downsized the operation last year.
After discussing the need for funding in our industry, we realized this was not just a problem in our community, but a national problem. This is when Harvest Funders, LLC was founded. Welcome to the NEW funding!
Crowdfunding is the idea of having large amounts of people pledge small amounts of money to an idea or “campaign” of their choice making the idea a reality for the campaign creator.
Kickstarter and Indiegogo are examples of crowdfunding and currently dominate the crowdfunding world by offering a great service and platform for individuals to get their idea, business, project, art and many other projects funded.
Why not Agriculture?
This is the question my husband asked just over a year ago when his cousin Ryan Hayes (who is one half of Midas Whale got funding for their first music album using Kickstarter.com. You might have seen and heard (and very likely fell in love with) them on The Voice, too!
Crowdfunding is becoming very popular and widely accepted among the masses and is truly a great option for someone who has a unique idea, or a need for something that is important to their business. Most farmers and ranchers aren’t aware of this platform for funding – it’s a completely untapped resource for the agriculture community!
Harvest Funders is born.
Today, after lots of thought, research and surveying, late nights and testing, my husband Jesse has launched Harvest Funders, LLC. This is a crowdfunding site specifically for the agricultural community! Any farmer or rancher can go to www.harvestfunders.com, create a project and begin raising money for whatever it is they would like! The project does need to be related to the agricultural industry, but I know hundreds of farmers and ranchers can use funds to improve their ranch or farm.
I’m so glad Veronica has shared her story and her idea with us. As I understand it, today is the “Big” Day. The day this project rolls out. So let’s all show some love and share away, please!