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Spotlight on Birch Rise Farm

By Suzy Hodgson “I was surprised that I could raise animals especially pigs and not feel terrified.  I’d grown up outside of Detroit so this experience was way outside my comfort zone,” says Kate Osgood, co-owner of Birch Rise Farm … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Tanglebloom Farm & Melissa Masters

By Melissa Pasanen At Tanglebloom Flower Farm, daffodils are part of the risk management strategy to protect the farm’s high-value flower crops like foxglove and delphinium. “I have so many problems with voles,” farmer-owner Melissa Masters says. “I heard they … Continue reading

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No Excuses! Actions for growing the ranks of women farmer-leaders

With new markets come new farmers. For every farm operator under the age of 35, the U.S. has six farm operators over 65, many of whom are on the verge of retirement. To meet our current and future needs, Agriculture … Continue reading

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