Women Farming Solo: Lessons from the Field


Workshop audio recordings from the 2014 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Lisa Kivirist, MOSES Rural Women’s Project, Kathy Zeman, Simple Harvest Farm Organics, Kristen Kordet, Blue Moon Community Farm, and Debra Sloane, Sloane Farm
Friday III – 4 p.m.
Are you a woman interested in farming but concerned about launching solo? This workshop, facilitated by the MOSES Rural Women’s Project, explores the unique challenges and opportunities that women farmers face when running farm operations on their own, including inspiring examples and advice from successful solo operations, both women as sole operators to those in partnerships but where their partner is not involved with the day-to-day farm operation. Topics covered include business planning, when/how to bring on help, family integration, time management, self-care and building community support networks.