Meet the Authors

Diego Footer Ready Farmer One

Diego Footer


Diego Footer is best known for his farm podcasts such as Farm Small Farm Smart and Grassfed Life.  Over the past ten years, Diego has traveled across the country to tell the stories of hundreds of farmers while inspiring thousands of people to start farming.  

Diego is also the founder and owner of the farm tool companies Paperpot Co. and Modern Grower.  He recently co-authored the book Ready Farmer One.  

In his spare time, he is a YouTuber, entrepreneur, engineer, finance nerd, product designer, and writer.  While all those things, he is a dad first and lives with his family in San Diego.  Get inspired or have a laugh by following him on Instagram @diegofooter.

Nina Galle Ready Farmer One

Nina Galle


Nina Galle is a Dutch-Canadian writer and interviewer focused on helping farmers gain autonomy by owning their sales channels. As the Head of Content at Local Line, Nina built the farmer education program with dozens of videos, guidebooks, articles, and templates, all with the aim to empower farmers to get online and connect with their customers.

Finding her passion for local food started during her undergrad at Dalhousie University in Ocean Science where she observed firsthand that the problems facing the ocean ecosystem were largely the result of the global, industrial food system. Pivoting to agricultural sciences, Nina completed an MSc in Food Systems at Wageningen University through an environmental science lens.

Today, Nina continues to arm farmers with the tools, knowledge, and community they need to sell online at Local Line.

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