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.
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