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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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Hilary Quinn Heals Herself, Others Through Diverse Farming Operation

“I noticed that my garden doubled in size. I’ve just recently begun to understand that when you create a child your body gives you energy to birth and care for the child. I remember thinking, ‘I couldn’t grow my child but I can grow my garden.’ I put all of that energy into the garden.”

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