By Suzannah Schneider, Communications Manager and Certification Coordinator
Dailey's Farm & Walk-Behind Tractors is a Business Ally of Certified Naturally Grown that also happens to be the the second largest two-wheel tractor dealer in USA!
The Tennessee company offers lifetime support for the vast inventory they sell, plus deeply discounted everyday pricing. If you're local, you're also welcome to swing by the farm to try the equipment before you buy.
We spoke with Founder Richard Dailey to learn the story behind his work, and how he supports direct-market farmers every day. Welcome to the CNG Business Allies community, Dailey's Farm & Walk-Behind Tractors!
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Certified Naturally Grown (CNG): How did Dailey's Farm & Walk-Behind Tractors get started?
Richard Dailey (RD): I sort of “fell into it." Back in 2007, I got the urge to move out of Atlanta to rural Tennessee and become a natural vegetable grower. Well, 1 marriage and 7 kids later I do actually grow all natural produce, however it's primarily for my family.
During this time I got into BCS 2 wheel tractors as a consumer. One thing led to another, and now we are the second largest two-wheel tractor dealer in USA. I give God the credit for this. But instead of paying all the bills with vegetables, we do it with 2 wheel tractor sales.
So we are basically a support system for many professional market growers, as our customer base is probably 80% professional vegetable growers.
CNG: What are Dailey's Farm & Walk-Behind Tractors core values?
RD: We are a family-run business. In order of importance to us: God, then Family, then local community.
CNG: How did you make the decision to support CNG as a Business Ally?
RD: I talked with someone at CNG and decided it was a good fit.
Bottom line, I am into local, small-scale food production that is ALL NATURAL, NO CHEMICALS and is good for our environment and local community. I like the idea of peers/other farmers “vetting” each other.
CNG: How does Certified Naturally Grown support Dailey's Farm & Walk-Behind Tractors' customers?
RD: Being a good alternative to “certified organic.” And one that I think makes more sense in the real world.
CNG: What are some exciting developments at Dailey's Farm & Walk-Behind Tractors our CNG community can look forward to?
RD: We have several newer things going on…We recently started selling Jang Precision seeders. We continue to strive to be the BEST in our field and to keep our prices low for our customers!
Our most recent addition to our line up is a high quality Firewood Processing line. Blacks Creek Innovations (made in Canada), makes a quality line of firewood processing equipment. We are happy to offer it to your customers!
RD: I would work to get young people out to the farms and out of confined buildings/spaces where they are currently being “educated." Instead, being educated on the farm, in the outdoors and while learning a ton, getting an appreciation for nature.
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