Join us on January 21st & 22nd, 2022 at Rory Feek’s Hardison Mill Homestead in Columbia, TN for an intensive weekend of workshops, in-depth lectures, and a homesteading community experience like no other.

You asked for it, and we’re ready to dive in alongside of you! Introducing our very FIRST Homestead Business Weekend! 

During this intimate weekend seminar, you will learn how to take your homestead to the next level and start a farm business! 

We’re inviting you to join some of the homesteading community’s leading entrepreneurs for one-on-one learning about how to make your farm and homestead a monetary success.

From doing all things “Joel Salatin”, to turning your passion of documenting your story into a paycheck. We’re covering a lot of the business opportunities you may not have even thought about—or maybe you have!

The good news is, if you can’t snag an in-person ticket, or if you can’t make the trip, you can watch the event virtually (at a discounted ticket rate). In-person ticket holders will also automatically have the option to watch the event virtually in case there are travel restrictions, someone is sick, weather conditions, etc.

In-person ticket holders will enjoy a light lunch each day, and dinner and entertainment on Saturday evening. You’ll also get personal interaction, have time for your questions to be answered, bounce ideas off of one another, and more. Bring your notebook, this event is going to be packed full of information to start your homestead off right in 2022!

Located at:
Hardison Mill Homestead
4544 HIGHWAY 431
Columbia, Tennessee 38401

Only 175 In-Person Seats Available the Entire Weekend!

Must Buy a Ticket Online!

Children are welcome at this event, but if they require a seat, an adult ticket must be purchased. Please keep in mind that this particular TN event is not necessarily a “family” event, but an in-depth learning experience for homesteaders who wish to truly make their homestead profitable in the new year. This means that many lectures will not lend well to interruptions (surpassing babies that are still small enough to still be attached to mama and daddy!)


$350 Adult ticket
Only 175 spots available!

 Tickets include—

  • Event in-person ticket
  • Virtual live stream (in case of travel restrictions)
  • Replay of livestreams
  • Light lunch each day (bring snacks if concerned)
  • Dinner on Saturday evening


$225 Virtual Ticket

Tickets include—

  • Virtual streaming of event
  • Replay of virtual livestreams

Here’s what you can expect at a Tennessee Homesteading Intensive Seminar:

  • 2-hour intensive workshops, demonstrations, and lectures
  • Access to teachers for Q&A time during their lecture
  • Lunch included both days (Meals included with the tickets will be catered; Food purchased from food truck vendors are not included in the price of the tickets.)
  • An amazing time of fellowship and community with likeminded individuals from all walks of life!

…..and so much more!

We are so excited about this intimate and community experience with teachers and students. While our annual big event is amazing, this smaller event will allow you to learn in-depth, intentionally, and efficiently, as you won’t have to compete with thousands of other questions or attendees.

A full schedule is coming soon! Most of these workshops will be in 2-hour intensive learning time blocks. They will either be lecture style, with intensive powerpoint presentations and Q&A time, or they will be intensive lecture with demonstrations that you get to be involved in!

Each attendee gets to pick and choose which classes they want to take. You don’t have to sign up for a particular class!

The Homestead Business Weekend Teachers

JOEL SALATIN :: Polyface Farm
Polyface Farm
The Independent Farmstead
The Justin Rhodes Show

RORY FEEK Songwriter, Storyteller

The Prairie Homestead


Hardison Mill Homestead is about 45 mins south of Nashville, just 5 miles off I-65.

The address is: 4544 Highway 431, Columbia, TN  38401.

The closest airport is the Nashville International Airport.

Looking for a place to stay during the conference? Check out our Lodging & Travel Page for hospitality in the Columbia area!


  • Rory’s family-owned cafe MARCY JO’S MEALHOUSE is only a mile away. Their hours are: Monday – Sunday: 7 am – 2 pm, Friday Nights: 5 pm – 8 pm
  • If you visit downtown Columbia during your trip, be sure to visit MARCY JO’S MULETOWN at 105 E. 6th St. Columbia, TN 38401 — Open Mon-Sun: 7:00 am – 2 pm
  • There’s also a Cracker Barrel and other restaurant options within a few miles at the Interstate exit.

Reserve Your Weekend Pass

Please note that in purchasing your ticket, you submit to the possibility of being recorded during the event. Also, Homesteaders of America LLC nor Hardison Mill Homestead are held liable for any health issues, injuries, or acts of God during the event.

There is no waiting list for cancellations. We will not be soliciting volunteers for this event.

HOA REFUND POLICY: No refunds on ticket sales.

Vendor Opportunities

We are currently accepting Vendor Applications for this event. Learn more about sharing becoming a vendor and a link for the application HERE.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Partner with Homesteaders of American to sponsor the Learn How to Homestead in a Weekend event! View our Sponsorship Packet for more information.

Amy Fewell 

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Connie Meyer 

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