Tanya Moyer, a 2012 graduate of HMI’s New York Beginning Women Farmer program, recently wrote an article about her experiences in the program that was published in Cornell University’s Fall 2015 Quarterly. Although both she and her partner had grown up on farms, she’s grateful she enrolled in the program.
I didn’t feel like a beginning farmer, as growing up my family always had livestock…..Yet there was a draw for me to … find out more about Holistic Management. Opening the classroom door that day was the best move I have ever made for my farm.
Moyer gives a thorough description of the Beginning Farmer program, as well as an introduction to Holistic Management principles. Most interesting though, is the impact her learning has had on the success of her farm, Mulligan Creek Acres.
The farm has grown every year without incurring any debts, our soils are rich and improving every season, and we move closer to our Holistic Goal with every decision made.
A new session of the Beginning Women Farmer program starts in January 2015. There are still spots available; to register, click on the following link: Information and Registration for New York Beginning Women Farmer program
Moyer’s full article is available here: