Public Speaker

Kendall Ballantine is an experienced public speaker both virtually and on stages throughout North America.

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I'm Kendall Ballantine

 

At the age of 27, I ditched the power suits of my corporate career for a life in gumboots on the farm when I opened my business Central Park Farms.

Fast forward, and eight years later Central Park Farms employs a small team and is a growing direct-to-consumer producer of beef, pork, and chicken supplying the Metro Vancouver market in British Columbia, Canada.

Having won 'Farmers Market Vendor of the Year' from the BC Association of Farmers Markets and the 'Under 40 Entrepreneur of the Year' award from the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, my passion is in helping other farmers and food producers gain the tools to grow their businesses for long-term sustainability.

 

Kendall's Speaker Files

Under 40 Business Person of the Year

Awarded by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce in 2018. The first time this was awarded to a female entrepreneur or someone in agriculture.

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Farmer Market Vendor of the Year

Awarded in 2019 by the BC Association of Farmers Markets who represents the majority of farmers markets taking place in the province of British Columbia. 

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Local Tourism Promotional Video

Through the years Central Park Farms has been featured in various promotions, with different organizations, including Tourism Langley.

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Featured Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker at the Canadian Young Farmers Forum National Conference (2022)

  • Keynote Speaker at the M5 Entrepreneurs Conference & Mastermind (2021 in Oklahoma & 2022 in California)

  • Speaker at the BC Association of Farmers Markets' Annual Conference (2018 & 2020)

  • Panelist at the Fraser Valley Food Symposium (2019)

  • Keynote Speaker at Gather (2022 in Washington)

  • Virtual Workshop Host for the Newfoundland Dept of Agriculture (2021 & 2022)

  • Speaker at Basin Food & Buyer's Expo (2022)

Basin Food & Buyer's Expo, 2022

It was a pleasure to attend the Basin Food & Buyer's Expo in Invermere, BC and teach attendees how to optimize their business for long term success online. 

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"Kendall was dynamic and articulate on stage and was a true gift to our audience - She bought the whole package, educating, entertaining, and most of all inspiring attendees. Her genuine heart, broad depth of knowledge, and love for what she does truly shined."

Jessica Garza, Gather Pacific Northwest

"We've brought Kendall back for multiple events, each time having her host more than one session because our guests always love her. She has them laughing while they learn and leaves them with actionable takeaways to apply to their business. She's a gifted public speaker who we highly recommend. 

Mary Heffernan, Five Marys Farm & M5 Entrepreneurs

"I've had the pleasure of learning from Kendall in person multiple times. She's engaging, funny, and full of business knowledge and how it relates to agriculture. She has the ability to light a fire that every business owner needs. If you have an opportunity to attend an event she's at, take advantage of it.

Michelle Howland, Belcrest Farms, Boseman MT

Kendall's Speaking Topics

  • GROWING YOUR BUSINESS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
  • FARMERS MARKET BEST PRACTICES
  • BUILDING CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS ONLINE
  • MOVING YOUR BUSINESS FORWARD WITH E-COMMERCE
  • MASTERING E-MAIL MARKETING TO INCREASE REVENUE
  • SUCCESSFULLY SHARE YOUR FARM STORY ONLINE

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Tent Talk: Episode 145, Kendall Ballantine on Growing Your Farmers Market Business Online

My Digital Farmer Podcast: Episode 110, Five Tips To Crush Instagram Stories

 

Business Experience

 After leaving her corporate career as the Director of Operations for a multi-national supply chain management provider, Kendall started her farming journey with her business Central Park Farms.

Her farm sells pasture-raised meat direct to consumer as well they host farm events including long table dinners and chef left cooking classes.

Outside of her farm, she's the owner of The Windsor Hotel. Originally built in 1898 in a small town in British Columbia, Canada. Kendall is in the process of restoring this historically significant property to open a boutique hotel, lounge featuring local food including her ranch-raised meat, and a mercantile set to highlight local goods.

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