Category Archives: Culture and Society

Spotlight on Ansel Ploog, Flywheel Farm

Ansel Ploog manages Flywheel Farm in Woodbury, VT with Justin Cote where she grows organically certified vegetables and markets the produce wholesale and at their farmstand. When Ansel started the farm in 2013, she had little farm management experience but a … Continue reading

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Women are an emerging force for Vt forests

Women are a large and growing part of America’s landowner population.  The percentage of family forests where women were the primary decision makers doubled from 2006 to 2013.  This nationwide trend of more women owning and operating forestland is also … Continue reading

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Gender Differences in Farmer Perspectives on Viability and Impacts of Regulation

Women farmers reported significantly less confidence in their ability to make a living farming than their male counterparts By Melissa Pasanen & Beth Holtzman A recent UVM study on the impacts of regulation and agricultural policy on farmers revealed that … Continue reading

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