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Tina Bakehouse Builds Community Through Storytelling, Farming

For some, it might seem like moving to a rural community would mean the end of a career in arts and teaching, but that has not been the case for Tina. In fact, the farm has opened up many opportunities to create and expand her skills. After teaching high school and college for almost twenty years, she started a new career in the fall of 2017 at Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development as an Outreach and Communication Coordinator.

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Carolyn Van Meter Navigates Land Transition, Financial and Familial Relationships

Carolyn grew up on a farm in west central Iowa, deeply aware from the beginning how a farmer’s livelihood is dependent on weather, the market, your health, and relationships with your neighbors and family. Now, at age 61, she has owned Iowa farmland for five years and is starting to see her classmates and friends begin to inherit and buy into family farms, too.

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Beginning Women Farmers Network with Seasoned Farmers

The Harvesting Our Potential Learning Circle provided resources and connections attendees will be able to use as they move forward with their farm dreams. The energy, excitement, and conversations throughout the day provided affirmation that connecting women through events like this are needed.

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Carly McAndrews Gains Experience on Farms Across United States

Since her first farm job in 2011, Carly has worked on six farms across the United States, including farms in Connecticut, Vermont, California, and Iowa. She’s currently at Echollective Farm in Mechanicsville, Iowa, alongside Molly. She said she loves the community of people she works with.

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Joy Mast Miller Understands Importance of Diversity for Viable Family Farm Operation

Joy Mast Miller grew up at farmer’s markets from the time she was 4. She grew up on a farm in Leon, Iowa, during the 1980’s Farm Crisis. Her parents diversified their business in order to keep the farm, including strawberries and a bakery. Joy says the people skills she had to learn working at markets from a young age were just one of the valuable lessons she learned on the farm.

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