women farmers

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rhubarb and resilience: women share inspiration

Lisa Kivirist, Senior Fellow and Endowed Chair in Agricultural Systems at the University of Minnesota, authored a beautiful piece published in the Monroe Times: Rhubarb and Resilience - Women Share Inspiration And a note from Lisa: Here in my southern Wisconsin farm-hood, with my local women farmer summer potluck scene on COVID hiatus (and unfortunately […]

Posted: May 31 2020
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watch: cool trailer showing the shepherdesses of the glaciers in ladakh

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0oZi8zrJS4&w=640&h=360]

Posted: October 9 2017
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awesome HERB MAYONNAISE farmer entrepreneur

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_-nnJqChQY&w=560&h=315]

Posted: August 5 2016
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declaration against the criminalisation, persecution and judicialization of the struggle for the defence of life, rights, land, water, seeds and mother earth

International Conference on Agrarian Reform La Via Campesino, The Peasant's Movement Marabá, 15 April 2016 From 13 to 17 April 2016, in Marabá, Pará, Brazil, more than 130 delegates from 28 countries around the world were brought together as part of La Vía Campesina and allied movements, as part of the International Conference on Agrarian […]

Posted: June 7 2016
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farm transition planning for women

Farm Transition Planning for Women: Course Starts March 16 in Plattsburgh, March 17 in Canton, NY. Plattsburgh, Canton, NY. Cornell Cooperative Extension and the New York Annie’s Project will host the Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Succession, Business, Estate and Retirement Planning for Farm and Ranch Women course starting March 16 in Plattsburgh and March […]

Posted: February 15 2016
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farmher, supporting women in agriculture

Iowa photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz gets it. She just gets it. In her own words, "Too often in our world, the beauty of a woman; of an image, is judged by a face. These are beautiful women, doing beautiful work and my goal is to bring an appreciation to what they do." The photographs in FarmHer, Guyler-Alaniz's long term […]

Posted: August 23 2015
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think you know what a farmer looks like?

Preliminary results from the 2012 Census of Agriculture show the increasing role of women in U.S. agriculture—especially on organic and small-scale farms. When Lindsey Morris Carpenter was a college student studying art in Philadelphia, she never expected that, just a decade later, she would spend most of her days fixing up tractors, turning piles of […]

Posted: April 24 2014
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casting call for city women turning towards the farming life

Cole Huling, a casting producer for Orion Entertainment, is currently working on a new TV series that features women who are leaving behind the city/suburban life to become farmers/ranchers/etc., working the land and raising animals. They are looking for women who have recently moved to a farm as well as women who are preparing to […]

Posted: March 13 2014
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beginning women farmer training

The Central New York Resource Conservation and Development Project is accepting applications for a year long, statewide training program for beginning women farmers. Women farmers - and aspiring farmers - from around New York State are encouraged to signup for the course that promotes goal setting; financial, business, and marketing plans; land and infrastructure planning; soil […]

Posted: August 31 2011
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women, food and agriculture network.  we've talked about them before, but can't say it enough. A tremendous listserv out of Iowa, a great community of women thinking long term, practically and transparently about the future of agriculture.   Check them out and sign up.  

Posted: May 31 2011
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farm mom

Nominate Your WFAN "Sustainable Farming Mom of the Year" by May 7! Have you seen the hoopla lately from Monsanto about nominating candidates for their "Farmer Mom of the Year?" They're giving away $5,000 to five lucky winners. Interestingly, nominees aren't eligible unless they raise a certain number of acres of commodity crops or livestock. […]

Posted: May 6 2010
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good to keep these struggles in mind

Love v. Vilsack could be settled by legislation Back in 2000 Rosemary Love of Harlem, Montana brought a discrimination lawsuit with other women farmers alleging they were denied loans by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) because they are women. The suit is known as Love v. Vilsack, and if this suit sounds familiar it is because African […]

Posted: December 22 2009