Learn about Vermont’s women farmers

VERMONT — March is Women’s History month, and Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is taking advantage of the occasion to highlight the important role women play in Vermont’s Ag community.
In recognizing the vital roles that women play in Vermont agriculture, the agency, in conjunction with UVM, has profiled some of the Green Mountain State’s best.
For profiles of Vermont’s fearless female farmers, visit:
Jinny Cleland of South Royalton’s Four Springs Farm
Lindsay Arbuckle of Alchemy Gardens in Shrewsbury
Beth Kennett of Liberty Hill Farm in Rochester
Christa Alexander of Jericho Settlers Farm in Jericho
Joanna Lidback of The Farm at Wheeler Mountain in Barton
Farmer Spotlight:Mari Omland and Laura Olsen operate Green Mountain Girls Farm in Northfield. Both made a mid-career shift into agriculture, each bringing 15 years of experience managing small to large non-profits and the skills and talents developed along the way. They produce meat (pork, chicken, turkey and goat), eggs, vegetables, and goat milk, and offer a farm share, and farm stay experiences for tourists. To learn more about this unique farm, and the women who make it possible, visit eatstayfarm.com.
To learn more about how the Women’s Agricultural Network supports Vermont’s female farmers, visit www.uvm.edu/wagn.

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