Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers

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The first practical, hands-on guide for female farmers

Women in agriculture are sprouting up in record numbers, but they face a host of distinct challenges and opportunities. Blending What Color is Your Parachute -style career advice with sustainable agriculture practices viewed through a gender lens, Soil Sisters provides a wealth of invaluable information for fledging female farming entrepreneurs.

The first manual of its kind, this authoritative and comprehensive blueprint presents practical considerations from a woman's perspective, covering everything from business planning to tool use and ergonomics to integrating children and family in farm operations. Key topics include:

  • Finding your niche: mid-life encore careers, young & beginning, boomerangs and more
  • From concept to crop: diversified farm start-up basics
  • Resources, grants & loans for women farmers.
  • Soil Sisters also contains case studies, inspirational ideas and savvy advice nuggets from over 100 successful women farmers and advocates. Targeted specifically to members of the fastest-growing demographic in local agriculture, this highly readable guide is practical and pragmatic "Chick Lit" for today's food scene.

    ISBN: 
    9780865718050
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    Binding: 
    Paperback
    Publication Date: 
    February 1, 2016