The October 1 issue of Small Farm Quarterly features an article about 3 women farmers that participated in our Beginning Farmers & Ranchers: Women in the Northeast program. Tricia, Kate and Heather. There stories are truly inspiring. They demonstrate that not only is Holistic Management a tremendous tool, but that HMI’s programs make a real difference in improving the lives and livelihoods of real people. Here’s an excerpt from the article….
“We’ve had to figure out how to make money,” says Kate. “The financial planning sessions really helped with this. I started with the horse boarding enterprise. One boarder had a special deal with us. When I started doing the numbers, I realized I was paying him to keep his horse. I felt bad about asking for more money, but I did the numbers and knew it was crazy not to do something now that I understood what was going on. That knowledge then helped me do the numbers for the other enterprises. It even made it fun. Things have improved 1000%.” Read More…
Our Beginning Farmers & Ranchers program was recently renewed for another three years by the USDA/NIFA. However, the costs are only partially funded by the grant. The remainder of the funding comes from our donors — people like you. If you’d like to help more women achieve the successes that Tricia, Kate, and Heather achieved, please consider giving to our program.
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