Sharing Your Farm: Six Ideas from Women Farmers for Hosting Farm Tours
In summer 2012, a group of Wisconsin women organized a local public farm tour that showcased seven women-owned operations committed to sustainable agriculture. With SARE support, they hosted the event, "Soil Sisters: South Central Wisconsin Women in Sustainable Agriculture Farm Tour Day."
"Summer ushers in farm tour season- those months when everything is in full abundant bloom, and it's the perfect time to open your doors and celebrate your farm with the public," said event organizer Lisa Kivirist. "Granted, it's also that crazy-busy time of year when your farm to-do list is long. By thoroughly thinking through your vision and planning ahead, your farm tour day will go much more smoothly and be more fun for all."
This 2-page highlight offers six ideas from women farmers for hosting farm tours. It originally appeared in the Women, Food & Agriculture Network (WFAN) Summer 2013 Newsletter.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) YENC12-040, Women Farmers Supporting the Next Generation of Sustainability .
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.