We could not be more pleased with how our March Beginning Women Farmers Conference and the women who participated in our training program have inspired so many bloggers and members of the press. Here are a few more blogs and articles you should check out.
National Young Farmers Coalition – A Holistic Management approach improves the quality of life for beginning women farmers
This blog features quotes from our own Dr. Ann Adams, Director of Education, and Chanya Sae-Eaw, a beginning farmer at Farmacy Gardens in Belchertown, Massachusetts. We’ve also got a short video of Chanya speaking about how Holistic Management and participation in the program has made an impact on her.
The Day Newspaper, Beginning women farmers complete training program
Kristiane H wrote about how Allyson Angelini and Cheryl Placido, a part-time farmer and teacher were among twelve women who graduated from HMI’s Whole Farm Planning Program for Beginning Women Farmers on May 12, 2012 at the Community Farm of Simsbury.
Examiner.com, Networks are an important resource for women farmers
In this post, Jessie Schmidt of University of Vermont’s Extension and an HMI program participant defines the Holistic Management process. HMI COO Tracy Favre is quoted as well, “Holistic Management as a tool used to plan for a sustainable farm helps you prioritize your decisions based upon how they impact your big picture.” Here what Jessie has to say about about the program….
Lancaster Farming: New farmer finds her niche by building community
HMI Beginning Farmers: Women in the Northeast program participant Angela Nelson from Daily Harvest Farm represents a growing trend in agriculture: women playing a leadership role in farming. Though women have always played important roles working alongside their husbands and children on the farm, a growing number of women like Nelson are founding and operating their own farms.