February 18, 2009
Go To Beginning Farmers section
A recent Twitter exchange involved several definitions of "real" farmers. It showed me that some people obviously don't understand what we do or why.
Kentucky women recently gathered to explore how their relationships to land, food and agriculture support identity and autonomy, but the get-together quickly revealed bonds that transcend all differences.
I say neither. Experience is crucial, but instructional materials as well as memoirs provide a necessary supplement for those breaking into agriculture.