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Soil Sisters

Oct 14, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



What’s the key ingredient to healthy communities? Women leading food system change. Women make up one of the fastest growing segments of new farmers today. They come from a long and deep history and tradition of cultivating the soil. This fresh crop of women farmers are finding innovative ways to champion local agriculture and foster greater collaboration and cooperation. Collectively, they improve the health of our environment, stimulate the economy, build a greater sense of community, and nurture a more vibrant food system. What does our future hold and how can we support more women taking on leadership roles to change what’s on our plate? Come celebrate the historic roots and inspiring stories of women farmers today — and in the future — with Lisa Kivirist, author of the new book Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers.





Lisa Kivirist is a national advocate for women in sustainable agriculture, founded and leads the Rural Women’s Project of the Midwest Organic Sustainable Education Service, an award- winning initiative championing female farmers and food-based entrepreneurs. Lisa is a Senior Fellow, Endowed Chair in Agricultural Systems at the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota, focusing on identifying opportunities to champion leadership development among female farmers and rural women.  She was recognized by In Business Magazine as a “Woman of Industry” for leadership growing the women in sustainable agriculture movement.


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Class Location: Warehouse Row, 146 Railroad St, Reedsburg, WI 53959

Check-in begins 10 minutes before the start of this class.