Author Archives: Beth Holtzman

About Beth Holtzman

Beth Holtzman is outreach and education coordinator for the UVM New Farmer Project the Women's Agricultural Network.

Study: Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability

According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful enterprise. “The rising … Continue reading

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Speak Up

Have you ever noticed the “Leave a comment” link at the end of every WAgN blog post? Here’s what it looks like. Once somebody has commented on the a post, the link changes to “Comments.” Either way, when you  click … Continue reading

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Gleanings from the 2013 Direct Marketing Conference

“The 8th annual NOFA-VT Direct Marketing conference this month offered a wide variety of workshops that provided expertise, experiences, and opportunities to stretch your mind with new ideas and directions for farmers in the state to expand,” says Elizabeth Theriault, … Continue reading

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