In Her Boots: Sustainable Farming For Women, By Women
Since 2011, In Her Boots workshops uniquely provide an on-farm, women-led sharing of resources, experiences and inspiration to support women launching farm businesses. These day-long workshops provide women farmers and food-focused business owners with an inspiring blend of practical information, skill-building, farm tours, resource connections and networking opportunities to encourage and support this growing segment of organic farmers, entrepreneurs and agricultural leaders.
Drawing on the expertise and perspectives of both seasoned and beginning female farmers, participants will dive into pragmatics and practicalities of successfully running farm and food-based enterprises, including value-added enterprises, land stewardship, risk management through income diversification, and integrating children and family. See each individual Boots workshop description for more agenda detail.
This project has been funded with support from the USDA Risk Management Agency.
2013 In Her Boots Workshops:
Canoe Creek Produce Sunday, August 4, 2013 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Decorah, Iowa | $35; $50 after 7-22-13 Discuss farm diversification, beginning farmer challenges and resources, and farmstay start-ups with a panel of experienced farmers plus representatives of FoodCorps and MOSES.
Dancing Winds Farms Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Kenyon, Minn. | $35; $50 after 7-25-13 A panel of farmers discusses diversification through farmstays,
farming as a single woman, starting farms mid-life, beginning farmer land access & financing, cheesemaking, raising goats, and more!
Scotch Hill Farm Sunday, August 18, 2013 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Brodhead, Wis. | $35; $50 after 8-4-13 Learn from women who run successful CSA operations through the Fair Share Coalition. Topics include starting a CSA, balancing farm and family pressures, and creating value-added products from the farm.