Interested in becoming a 2021 Homesteaders of America sponsor?

Partner with Homesteaders of American to sponsor the 2021 Homesteaders of America conference or the Learn How to Homestead in a Weekend event!

View our Sponsorship Packet or contact Amy or Connie for more information.

Amy Fewell

or call Amy at  540-827-8285

Support our 2021 Sponsors

At Premier, we’ve been providing electric fencing and electric netting, sheep and goat supplies, clippers and shearers, ear tags, poultry products, and expert advice for 40 years.

Greg Key started Hoss Tools in 2010 as he was disappointed with the quality of gardening tools on the market. A lifelong gardener with a horticultural background, his passion has always been growing clean, healthy food and helping others to do so. He now spreads the gardening love across the country and world. Initially known for their Wheel Hoes and walk-behind Garden Seeder, Hoss Tools quickly became much more than just a garden tool company. In addition to their garden tools that are built to last a lifetime, they now offer a complete line of premium vegetable seeds, seed starting supplies, drip irrigation kits and all-natural pest control solutions.

McMurray Hatchery is the world’s largest rare breed hatchery. We are a family-owned company that takes pride in providing you with the highest quality day-old baby chicks, baby and juvenile poultry, and a complete line of poultry equipment and related products.
We have been a trusted, knowledgeable industry resource for generations — let us help you choose from our over 100 breeds, and supplies, to help you raise a strong, successful flock.

For over 200 years, Stark Bro’s has helped homesteaders like you incorporate fruits and vegetables into self-sufficient lifestyles. We’ve built upon the legacy of our founder, James Hart Stark, who moved to Missouri with a handful of apple tree scion wood to start the orchard on his homestead in 1816. He grew a reputation of cultivating only the most productive, superior tasting varieties. This unwavering commitment to excellence has been a driving principal for our nursery for the past two centuries. Bringing only the best to market resulted in Stark Bro’s world-renowned varieties like the Golden Delicious and Red Delicious apples.  

As we look towards the future, Stark Bro’s continues to innovate and produce with an industry-leading reputation as the oldest continuously operating nursery in the world. Stark Bro’s is committed to your success on the homestead as you grow your own legacy. We’re proud to offer a one-year plant and tree warranty, and the support of our dedicated, local customer service team to provide live support and growing expertise to every customer.

Live simply with the Lehman’s hardware online store. We sell oil lamps, wood cook stoves & more, non-electric tools & homesteading supplies since 1955. We are the country’s largest purveyor of historical technology. If you think it isn’t made anymore, check with Lehman’s before you give up. On our shelves, you’ll find all kinds of products you probably thought they quit making years ago.

UpClose-RV is a veteran owned company that is making it easier for travelers to find properties to stay on while RVing. And they are also making it easy for people with homesteads and farms to offer their place as a location to stay! 


Earth Tools is currently the largest supplier of Walk-behind Tractors and compatible Implements in North America, and a major supplier of high-quality hand-held gardening tools.  Located in southern Owen County, Kentucky, Earth tools currently employs 15 people and is Solar-powered, with a net-metered 31 KW solar-panel array for electricity.  Earth Tools ships anywhere in North America and offers their customers a complete stock of spare parts for everything they sell, plus real-time technical support by dedicated on-site service staff. 

The company founder & owner Joel Dufour lives with his family on a mostly-wooded 150-acre tract north of Frankfort, KY, in a completely-off-the-grid (NO electricity OR running water) 900 sq. ft. house he and his wife built by hand using local materials.  Joel uses only hand-held and walk-behind equipment to maintain his land, which includes a ¼ acre organic garden.

Free Range Yarn gathers together the best yarns from our farm and other small fiber farmers and brings you an outstanding collection of wool yarn. Supporting Free Range Yarn ultimately supports the small wool producer. Often these yarns are available only at local craft and fiber shows. We make these yarns available to you, in order to support the local wool industry, of which we are part. We are grateful for each purchase from our shop. As our sales grow we are able to help more sheep farmers distribute their yarn to a wider group of knitters and fiber artists.

Garman Brothers
Garman Brothers is a family owned and operated sawmill located in Crownsville, MD since 1946.

Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has been passionate about serving its unique niche, as a one-stop shop for recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle, for more than 80 years.

Tractor Supply offers an extensive mix of products necessary to care for home, land, pets and animals with a focus on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service that addresses the needs of the Out Here lifestyle.


Organic Loose Leaf Teas featuring herbal and caffeine-free alternatives to all of your favorite drinks. From herbal Not Coffees to bold fruity teas with locally grown berries from the Willamette Valley Wine Country. Also! A great place to stock up your herbal apothecary, herb growing supplies, and learning to blend your own teas! Farmhouse Teas is a family homestead and home-based business located at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon on just under 2 acres. A one-stop-shop for all the Gardeners, Makers, and Sippers! We are thankful, grateful, and blessed for all of our customers supporting our small family business!

The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) is a nationwide nonprofit organization that started in 2007 to assist small food producers with government regulation of food. The FTCLDF protects the rights of farmers and consumers to engage in direct commerce; it protects the rights of farmers to sell the products of the farm and the rights of consumers to access the foods of their choice from the source of their choice. Its main sources of revenue are membership fees, individual donations, and grants for specific public interest litigation. This grassroots nonprofit also works on policy changes and education for the public. Membership types include homesteader, farmer, artisan food producer, consumer, and affiliate.

Homesteader members often consult with FTCLDF regarding zoning problems, alleged ordinance violations, and very small-scale production of items such as eggs or cottage foods.

BCS two-wheel tractors, often mistaken for just another rototiller, are truly superior pieces of farming equipment.  Designed and manufactured in Italy where small farms are a way of life, BCS tractors are built to standards of quality and durability expected by homesteaders and professional growers alike.  At a fraction of the cost of four-wheel tractors, BCS will perform many jobs more safely and efficiently than their four-wheel cousins.  Jobs like shredding cover crops, spreading compost and preparing seedbeds in covered hoop-houses, mowing on steep slopes with your feet safely on the ground, cutting grass under fence lines and low trees, clearing snow on footpaths, and more.  Don’t just take our word for it – join more than 2 million people in over 80 countries who have discovered the advantages of owning Europe’s most popular two-wheel tractors.


Brinsea Products, a family owned and operated business, are the world leading incubator manufacturer with 45 years’ experience in developing a range of egg incubators, chick brooders, and more recently automatic coop doors that are designed to be easy to use, reliable, and long lasting. All backed by a 3-year warranty.

With more patents than the rest of the small incubator industry combined, Brinsea are at the forefront of incubation technology and continuously innovating making them the brand of choice for backyard breeders, educators and conservationists.

Share HealthCare is a healthcare sharing ministry that brings together like-minded Americans from across the country to share the burden of medical expenses. The healthcare sharing program at Share HealthCare is based upon Christian values and biblical passages which teach us to maintain healthy and fit lifestyles, share the weight of others’ burdens, and to love our neighbors. It’s the belief of Share HealthCare that necessary medical treatments should be affordable and accessible to all who agree to our Christian principles and Statement of Beliefs.

Share HealthCare invites all who agree to their biblical principles and Statement of Beliefs to join them in the Christian tradition of healthcare sharing. Share Healthcare is a fully compliant online medical cost sharing ministry, by providing each member an individualized, FDIC-insured bank account where their monthly contributions are held until being shared to pay fellow members’ medical expenses. To learn more about Share HealthCare, please visit their website at or give them a call at (844) 742-7342.

Ken Berry, a family Physician with 20+ years of practice has treated over 25,0000 patients during his career. He and his wife Neisha, founders of OB Farms TN, are creating health, nutrition, and community helping people overcome healthcare challenges by providing resources for people looking to succeed in their health goals.

Restricted by space and laws against raising conventional livestock, Hostile Hare started in unconventional circumstances.  Nick Klein, the founder of Hostile Hare, wanted to raise food for his small family but had less than an 1/8 of an acre to work with in the city.  Being raised on a farm in Southwest Wisconsin naturally Nick wanted to raise cattle for meat… But Holsteins and Angus don’t fly in a home owners associations! So he turned to meat rabbits. Over the last decade Nick has been perfecting his rabbit raising and housing designs, helping others raise urban livestock such as rabbits and quail. His efforts can be enjoyed by all on his blog and store at

Create your own homeschool schedule using‘s 400+ unique courses, videos, lapbooks, unit studies, and more. Hands-on electives, including Homesteading, Heritage Crafts, Breadmaking, and Whole Foods Cooking, allow you to craft a homeschool curriculum your family will love. One price covers the entire family, giving you immediate access to hundreds of resources including courses such as Algebra, Spanish, American Sign Language, History, Literature, and more.

Focusing on faith, knowledge, hope, and the future,, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®, provides support and encouragement to a community of 9000+ homeschooling families with members-only webinars, free print magazines, and a live chat option on the site. Receive access to complete full-year curriculum downloads, electives, self-paced video lessons, interactive courses accessible from a tablet, computer, or phone, and recordkeeping materials when you become a member.

The Old Schoolhouse® got its start in 2001 as an eBay business and then a small email newsletter. Over the years, it transformed into a thick, color, glossy, print magazine—the trade publication for homeschool families worldwide. The company then expanded its efforts and created to give homeschooling parents who have written curriculum and companies looking to reach homeschoolers an opportunity to share their content in one comprehensive—the quintessential homeschooling solution.

Shipping nationwide from Polk, Ohio, Meyer Hatchery offers over 160 breeds of poultry including chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guineas, and game birds plus a full line of feed and supplies! Pioneering the poultry industry for homesteaders like you, we provide small order minimums with the ability to mix and match breeds, a 48-hour live and well policy, 100% gender accuracy policy, breed stamping of our hatching eggs, and leg banding for hard to identify rare breeds. In addition to our excellent customer service, be sure to check out the vast resources available to you through the Meyer Hatchery Website, Help Desk, Blog, Chat Feature, YouTube Channel, and Podcast, The Coop. We look forward to further inspiring and educating chicken keepers, new and seasoned!

Countryside Media is home to four thriving homesteading communities, each with their own magazine and membership, including Backyard Poultry, Backyard Goats / Goat Journal, Backyard Beekeeping, and Countryside & Small Stock Journal. Established in 1917, our purpose is to inspire self-reliant living on any level. We acknowledge that the path to self-sufficiency is as unique as the person who accepts the journey. We strive to strengthen the homesteading movement by sharing the diverse voices and knowledge of today’s practitioners. We teach our readers how to grow and raise their own food; build, fix, and craft with their own two hands; and walk as gently on this planet as possible.

Since 1947 The Stockman Grass Farmer has been devoted solely to the art and science of making a profit from grassland agriculture.

The Stockman Grass Farmer brings its readers the latest information on high profit grassland ideas from all over the world. Each month they profile leading farmers or ranchers with details as to how and why they are so successful. A major editorial emphasis is the need to structure the grassland farm or ranch so that it makes money 10 years in 10.

SGF covers natural grassfed and finished beef, pasture based dairying, grassfed lamb, pastured poultry and pork.

Their readers seek to use their ranches and farms as a way to make a living. The Stockman Grass Farmer is the only magazine focused entirely upon management-intensive grazing.

If you are interested in grassfed meat and/or milk production and would like to try a FREE SAMPLE MAGAZINE CALL 800-748-9808 or fill out the form on their website.



Nature has an amazingly restorative capacity. When we feed soil with the things it needs, we revive ecosystems, build biodiversity, and create a lasting foundation. It’s time we start thinking of the next generation of farmers, leaving the soil better with each harvest. It’s time we give more THAN WE TAKE.