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Friday, December 7 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Women in Grains: Two Leaders Share their Stories LIMITED

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Grains writer Amy Halloran interviews farmers carving new paths in a new opportunity crop. Farming grains at a small scale is a whole new approach, and these women are tackling the task from the ground up. Each has wisdom on how to go against the grain - against commodity marketing, conventional farming, and against assumptions of gender and just about everything else in the book.

Moderators
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Amy Halloran

Author, The New Bread Basket
I wrote THE NEW BREAD BASKET: How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food Activists Are Redefining Our Daily Loaf. A native of upstate New York, I run a soup kitchen and community meals program, and teach classes in cooking... Read More →

Speakers
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Aimee Good

MOFGA Certified Farmer; NYC Sales, Good Dirt Garlic + Grains; Maine Grains Inc.
Aimee Good (b. Houlton, Maine) is an artist, organic farmer, and the Director of Education and Community Programs at The Drawing Center in New York. At Maine Grains, a stone grist mill located in a former jail in Skowhegan, Aimee works in New York facilitating sales and building markets for Maine farmers in support of job creation and healthy local communities. In the past 10 years, Aimee has managed a 40 acre organic project growing garlic... Read More →
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Halee Wepking

Farmer, Meadowlark Organics
Halee came to farming with a degree in Modern Dance and a resume filled with professional cooking jobs. She met her husband John while working at Prune in New York City, and after several years of doing the kitchen hussle, was eager to join his dream of returning to the Driftless... Read More →


Friday December 7, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am
West Haybarn

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