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Lee Rankin joins Kim to talk about systems in your business and how it helps your company to grow faster and stronger.

Lee Rankin is a successful farm business owner, team leader, farm consultant, and author committed to helping people connect to one another and to what’s real in their lives. 

In 2001, Lee took a leap of faith and started her life over in the mountains of North Carolina, alone with a 2-year-old son, Will. Her dream was to start an alpaca farm and create a safe place to raise a boy. Eighteen years later, Apple Hill Farm is home to 9 kinds of animals: alpacas, llamas, horses, donkeys, angora goats, Great Pyrenees, chickens, potbellied pigs and Zebus. Each animal has a purpose and a name.  Together with their human team, they create a magical place filled with memorable stories and heart-warming moments.

Apple Hill Farm is a thriving, award-winning agri-tourism business that offers educational guided tours and the largest selection of yarn and products made from alpacas in the High Country of North Carolina.

Author of Cooking Up a Storm, Lee is at work on her first memoir and uses the farm and her passion for fiber arts to keep her balanced.


Apple Hill Farm, LLC website

Apple Hill Farm on Facebook

Apple Hill Farm on Instagram

Lee’s Cookbook. Cookin’ Up A Storm – The Life and Recipes of Annie Johnson 2nd Edition by Jane Lee Rankin