Heather Driscoll grew up on a dairy farm and always knew she wanted a farm of her own, so in 2007 she and her husband purchased 30 acres of farmland in Connecticut.
While still working as a paralegal, Heather stared a farrow-to-finish pig farming operation. Heather’s dream was to make a living farming, so they started to sell their products (Berkshire Pigs) locally, but she had no idea how to price them, and didn’t have a handle on how much her actual costs were. As a result, the farm was struggling to break even.
Then Heather enrolled in HMI’s Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Women in the Northeast program. “It gave me everything I needed to take my farm to the next level and run it like a business,” says Heather.
“Without the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers program, I wouldn’t be able to make a living farming.” said Heather.
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