Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers

Lisa Kivirist

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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 and field operations. Key topics include:

  • Finding your niche: mid-life encore careers, young and beginning
  • From concept to crop: diversified farm start-up basics
  • Resources, grants, and loans available especially for women farmers.

Soil Sisters also contains case studies, inspirational ideas, and savvy advice nuggets from over one hundred 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. 

Copyright 2016, softcover, 240 pages

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Not what I thought it was...

I have followed the story of the Soil Sisters group and thought this book was for current farmers (it's not, the information is for people thinking of becoming a farmer...) and I thought this book was about how to create our own resources, groups, get-togethers like the Soil Sisters does in the mid-west. Very disappointing, I wish I had not bought it. :( (Cussing and politics within the book did not help, either...)

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