Women in agriculture are sprouting up in record numbers, but they face a host of distinct challenges and opportunities. Blending What Color is Your Parachute-style career advice with sustainable agriculture practices viewed through a gender lens, Soil Sisters provides a wealth of invaluable information for fledging female farming entrepreneurs.
The first manual of its kind, this authoritative and comprehensive blueprint presents practical considerations from a woman’s perspective, covering everything from business planning to tool use and ergonomics to integrating children and family in farm operations. Key topics include:
- Finding your niche: mid-life encore careers, young & beginning, boomerangs and more
- From concept to crop: diversified farm start-up basics
- Resources, grants & loans for women farmers.