Sam Marwood is an environmental scientist, Director of Operations at Odonata and a co-founder at Cultivate Farms, a marketplace to help aspiring farmers connect with investors (and farms). Sam's mission is to rejuvenate regional communities and help answer a critical question he gets all the time, "how do I become a farmer?"
In this episode, Sam tells us:
- What it’s like to quit your job to become an entrepreneur
- The power of social media to reach your audience, even (or especially) in agriculture
- How aspiring farmers can get “investment ready” with Sam's help, and where to start
- The balance of having a for profit business with a social good, and constantly having to assure investors he's not looking for, or giving, any handouts!
Apologies in advance for a bit of background noise at the end...we caught Sam on his way to work on the train!