Category Archives: Culture and Society

USDA Census of Agriculture: Reading between the lines

After a very long wait the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture data are starting to roll out. While the meatiest (pun intended) reports are not expected until May the preliminary data are attracting a lot of attention. And, regarding women farmers, … Continue reading

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Personal Resiliency: The Antidote to Stress

I am stressed out right now. It seems to happen every January as the official kick-off to the “conference season,” the time when most farmers have a lull in their schedules and therefore a slew of farmer meetings, classes, and … Continue reading

Posted in Culture and Society, General info, Quality of life, Uncategorized

Campesino a Campesino: A Post from Cuba

Five days. 34 people. 15 countries. Four languages. One classroom and a few farms. United. The WAgN Blog starts 2014 with a post from Vermont Farmer Mimi Arnstein, who is spending the cold months traveling and learning in Latin America. … Continue reading

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