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.

A simple love for the outdoors and passion for creating the best sawmills & wood processing equipment, has led us to a leading USA manufacturer of forestry equipment. We manufacture and import high-quality forestry equipment for folks much like ourselves. We find pride in providing tools to forestland owners,  loggers,  tree farmers, arborists,  among many others.

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® was established in 1976 in Great Britain by an engineer with an interest in breeding birds. The interest became a passion, and the engineering knowledge channeled his enthusiasm to produce the most innovative egg incubators and brooders available. The intervening years have seen the successful application of more patents than the rest of the small incubator industry combined, culminating in 2003 with the introduction of the world’s first Contact Incubator.

Brinsea®’s products are designed to be simple to operate and simple to service. They are designed to be long lasting and energy efficient. Good insulation ensures minimum power consumption, careful air flow design ensures uniform temperature within cabinets and optimum response to controls. Incubators and brooders are washable to withstand scrubbing and antimicrobial.