8 Ways to Homestead While Moving

8 Ways to Homestead While Moving

by Lisa Binegar  I was bitten by the homesteading, hobby farming, land-owning, want-my-hands-in-the-soil bug way back in 2009. Since then, due to my husband’s military obligations, we have moved three times with a fourth move on the horizon. This move will include a dog, two cats, 11 chickens, and an unknown number of seedlings I… Continue Reading

Farmer Profile: Jenny Quiner of Dogpatch Urban Gardens

Farmer Profile: Jenny Quiner of Dogpatch Urban Gardens

Jenny Quiner is a beginning woman urban farmer in Des Moines, Iowa. We recently asked her how community involvement has helped her market and grow her farming operation and how her farm is changing in year two. Thanks for sharing your experience with us Jenny! Tell us about your farm operation. Dogpatch Urban Gardens (DUG)… Continue Reading

How I Lead: Erica Roth

How I Lead: Erica Roth

by Ash Bruxvoort Women, food and agriculture have at least one thing in common: They’re underrepresented in politics. WFAN’s Plate to Politics program works to encourage women in food and agriculture to run for office at all levels of government. Erica Roth never imagined herself involved in politics until she moved to a tiny farm… Continue Reading

Debra Robinson Tackles the Tractor and Lots More as a HOP Mentee

Debra Robinson Tackles the Tractor and Lots More as a HOP Mentee

by Leigh Adcock Aspiring farmers of both genders express the need for on-farm work experience to help them become successful beginning farmers. For women, they tell us that working with experienced female farmers is crucial, as they make their way into the male-dominated field of farming. WFAN has provided on-farm work experiences for aspiring women… Continue Reading

Farmer Profile: Becky Olson of Autumn Moon Farm, Inc.

Farmer Profile: Becky Olson of Autumn Moon Farm, Inc.

Autumn Moon Farm, Inc., is a former dairy operation and current hop and grain producer, located just outside Belleville, Wisconsin. We asked Becky Olson, who owns and operates the farm with her husband Steve Haak, to tell us about the evolution of the farm, and plans for its future. Tell us about your farm operation.… Continue Reading

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