I played paintball for the first time at a friends dad’s house when I was 12 years old.  Slingshots were gnarly!  I played my first tournament at an open 10 man at the old Nashville Paintball owned by the Adcock family.  We got destroyed.  It was in that moment I fell in love with the sport. 

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Life happened and I chased other dreams for a few years only to fall back into the sport.  I played for Merk Status, a team out of Jacksonville, FL.  The paintball field I played at is called Paintball Adventures.  The Merk Status family made me fall in even deeper love with the sport.  After playing with Merk, I joined Total Karnage which was a feeder team for Tampa Bay Damage (#RIPTM40).  At that time I started a new career and decided I would use my success to start my own field.  After several years of saving, I had what was needed and met the right people to build my dream here in Tennessee.  My friend Will Hemphill and I started The Farm and we’re determined to make this place one of the best fields in the United States.  I look forward to meeting you and appreciate you checking out The Farm.

-Ira Mike Smith III