We’re excited to release our final report for Growing Successful Transitions with Beginning Women Farmer Programs in the Northeast and Texas 2014. This year, 127 women participated in the program, which teaches Holistic Management® Whole Farm/Ranch Planning; with 98 participants graduating. The program impacted 43,403 acres of land, and HMI is happy to report that we received a 98 percent program satisfaction rate from our participants. We also accepted nine women into the Beginning Women Whole Farm Planning Trainer Program, and hope to train more this upcoming year.
The program is primarily funded by a grant from USDA/NIFA (Award #2012-49400-19673) with additional funding provided by Farm Aid and The Clif Bar Family Foundation.