By Lisa Kivirist
Women in agriculture are sprouting up in list numbers, yet they face a bunch of designated demanding situations and possibilities. mixing What colour is Your Parachute-style occupation recommendation with sustainable agriculture practices seen via a gender lens, Soil Sisters provides a wealth of helpful details for fledging woman farming entrepreneurs.
The first guide of its style, this authoritative and complete blueprint provides useful concerns from a woman's point of view, protecting every thing from company making plans to software use and ergonomics to integrating teenagers and kinfolk in farm and box operations. Key issues include:
discovering your area of interest: mid-life encore careers, younf and starting, Boomerangs, and extra From proposal to crop: diverse farm start-up fundamentals assets, grants, and loans on hand specifically for ladies farmers.
Soil Sisters additionally contains case experiences, inspirational rules, and savvy recommendation nuggets from over one hundred successful ladies farmers and advocates. Targeted particularly to contributors of the fastest-growing demographic in neighborhood agriculture, this hugely readable consultant is functional and pragmatic “Chick Lit” for today’s foodstuff scene.
Lisa Kivirist is Senior Fellow, Endowed Chair in Agricultural platforms on the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture and a countrywide recommend for girls in sustainable agriculture. She based and directs the agricultural Women’s undertaking of the Midwest Organic Sustainable schooling provider, an award-winning initiative championing lady farmers and food-based entrepreneurs. Together with her husband, John Ivanko, Lisa is co-author of Homemade for Sale, Farmstead Chef, ECOpreneuring, and Rural Renaissance. Lisa and her kinfolk run resort Serendipity Farm and Bed & Breakfast, thoroughly powered via the wind and sunlight within the rolling green hills of southern Wisconsin.
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