We’re on the farm outside of Atlantic, Iowa (pop. 7,112) with Michelle Myers of Dirt Road Candle Company for this week’s podcast. Michelle started a side hustle making soy candles - and with scents like Iowa Back Roads, Small Town Gossip, and County Fair - her business has quickly taken off. She’s sharing how she’s built her brand and business, and about her Iowa Farm girl roots and life on the farm.

Listen right here or on iTunes:

Michelle has such a heart for giving back - whether it be to the local 4-H or to flood victims in the Midwest. We’re working on a special project to help the flood victims in Iowa and Nebraska, so stay tuned for more information on that!

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All my candles are made with 100% American grown soy wax. That was important to me because we are soybean farmers, and so I wanted to support the industry that we are a part of.
— Michelle Myers
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I try to be reflective of my roots. I’m a farm girl from a small town, so I like to honor that with naming my candles.
— Michelle Myers
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I think any farm girl would be lying if they said they didn’t start their entrepreneurial career at a very young age. 
— Michelle Myers
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Agriculture is a huge part of our everyday lives - anywhere from the crayons that kids color with to the boots on your feet to the laundry detergent that you use to wash your clothes - it is all by-products of American Agriculture. So I love that I get to use soy wax in my candles and have a little baby part of this huge industry that not only clothes and feeds us but provides little products throughout the way that we use every day.
— Michelle Myers
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And if you’re someone like Michelle with dreams for your small business and are ready to put those dreams into action, join us for the Rural Revival Mastermind in Pawhuska, Oklahoma on May 12-15, 2019. We’re bringing together a community of rural entrepreneurs ready to drive BIG results and impact in their businesses and lives! You can find all the details at ruralrevival.co/mastermind



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