Rachel and Christian Ahlmann are an economist and a farmer, who happen to be married.
Rachel grew up in beautiful New Zealand, where her parents founded small Christian churches and her father worked on local farms, shearing sheep and delivering milk to support the church planting. She likes planning and training teams for mission trips, running in the mountains and hiking with her family. Rachel has a B.S. in Developmental Economics from Kansas State University.
Christian grew up in green and rainy Denmark. His first company, a landscaping firm based on a Jeep, a trailer, and a lawn mower, broke even when he closed shop and sold the mower. Christian loves biking, running and hiking with the aforementioned family. He has a B.S. in Horticulture from Kansas State University, and an MBA from Sonoma State.
The Ahlmanns spend their professional energy at the family’s Six Sigma Ranch and Winery in Northern California (www.SixSigmaRanch.com), 4,300 acres of pastures, vineyards and rolling oak woodland. They occasionally speak about business and agriculture to audiences like University of California Davis, The American Society for Quality, Sonoma State University and Cisco.
The Ahlmann’s live in a 31ft 1983 Airstream Excella at Six Sigma Ranch in California with their three children, Caleb, Elizabeth, and Isabella (vintages 2010, 2013 and 2016.)
Read more about our motivation (and the three cows) in the first blog post.
Vision: We imagine a world full of small farms, all healthy businesses growing healthy food for thriving communities.
Mission: To encourage, inspire and guide small business owners in agriculture to thrive in the business of farming.
Faith: We believe in The Bible and in Jesus. A lot of the wisdom in our blog comes from our faith, and straight from scripture. All foolishness comes straight from us!