The Rural Women's Project supports two workshop series:
In Her Boots: Sustainable Farming For Women, By Women
2013 In Her Boots Workshops:
Canoe Creek Produce
Dancing Winds Farms
Scotch Hill Farm
Women are one of the fastest growing segments of new farmers and business owners, cultivating fresh and creative approaches to agriculture, plowing new farming and food-based business ventures and blending entrepreneurial start-ups with their passion for bringing healthy, fresh, local food to our communities.
From launching new farms to dairy operations to pizza businesses, this growing trend of women “ecopreneurs” creatively build successful businesses around their passion for conservation, community and leaving this world a better place. Some of these women traded urban roots for the rural lifestyle while others are recrafting the family farm lifestyle they grew up with. Yet they all share a passion to help educate others about the importance of healthy land, food and community connections.
After a successful launch in 2011, the “In Her Boots: Sustainable Farming For Women, By Women,” continues in 2012 with three new sessions to provide on-farm, women-led sharing of resources, experiences and inspiration to further connect and grow this movement. These day-long, on-farm 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. The workshops also highlight the Plate to Politics initiative supporting more women in sustainable agriculture to take on leadership roles to further encourage this movement.
Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the In Her Boots workshops.
In Her Boots Workshops
Additional resources from specific workshops are listed in the following sections.
Grants & Programs
Agritourism & Farmstay Start-Up Resources
See the Boots workshops below for more resources.
In Her Boots: Sustainable Agriculture for Women, By Women Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012
Specialty Fruit Marketing Survey
National Cooperative Business Association's Farmer to Farmer Program
MOSES Organic Fact Sheet: Resources for Organic Orchardists
In Her Boots: Sustainable Agriculture for Women, By Women Friday, Aug. 17, 2012
In Her Boots: Sustainable Agriculture for Women, By Women
Farm Host & Speakers: