In Her Boots

In Her Boots supports women farmers by providing resources and collaborative opportunities to champion new business start-ups that support food system change.

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About In Her Boots

What’s the key ingredient to stimulating the health of our environment, food system, communities and economy?  More women farmers leading the way by raising healthy, organic food for our nation’s tables. As the number of women-owned farms and businesses continues to grow, opportunity abounds for women of all backgrounds, ages, and interests to craft a livelihood that blends meaning with stewarding the planet and transforming our food system.

In Her Boots champions these women by providing networking and educational opportunities, including the acclaimed “In Her Boots” workshops.

We launched In Her Boots as the MOSES Rural Women’s Project in 2009 specifically to provide training, outreach, and a voice for women in organic and sustainable agriculture, both in the Midwest and nationally.  In Her Boots encompasses a variety of programs to facilitate collaboration and support the growing number of women starting farms and food-based businesses, strengthening local food systems and building committed, engaged partnerships with other non-profits and agencies such as the Wisconsin Farmers Union and the Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN).


Lisa Kivirist, Coordinator

A national advocate for women in sustainable agriculture, Lisa founded and leads In Her Boots, providing resources for women farmers and food-based ecopreneurs. She is the author of the new bookSoil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers and is a Senior Fellow, Endowed Chair in Agricultural Systems at the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota. She and her husband, John Ivanko, are co-authors of Homemade for Sale, Farmstead Chef, ECOpreneuring and Rural Renaissance. Lisa and John and their son, Liam, run Inn Serendipity Farm and Bed & Breakfast, an award-winning diversified farm operation, completely powered by the wind and the sun, nestled in the rolling green hills of southern Wisconsin.