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Episode 29: Farm Policy Part 2 with Kara O'Connor, Wisconsin Farmers Union

2/10/2018
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Join Kara O'Connor (Government Relations Director for the Wisconsin Farmers Union) and continue the policy discussion from our last episode to learn about specific strategies & tactics you can do on your own that will only take minutes but have huge impact.

Duration:00:29:41

Episode 28: Farm Policy 101 with Kara O'Connor, Wisconsin Farmers Union

2/3/2018
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Join Kara O'Connor, Government Relations Director for the Wisconsin Farmers Union, and learn why policy is important to farmers and especially how we as women farmers running operations that don't always fit the expected agriculture mold need to amplify our voices.

Duration:00:24:21

Episode 27 - How to Build a Career Advocating for Agriculture with Kara O'Connor

1/19/2018
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Kara O'Connor, Government Relations Director for the Wisconsin Farmers Union, talks about how she got where she is, from idea seeds planted during travels in France to law school to always having a desire to fight for the underdog. Great tips for anyone looking to chart a career path championing family farms.

Duration:01:39:00

Episode 26 - Farm to Table Dinners with April Prusia of Dorothy’s Range

12/29/2017
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Hear how April diversified her farm business plan to include hosting farm-to-table events to showcase her farm’s meat. From getting her catering license to successfully pulling off that first event, April gives insider advice for those who want to add an income stream from on-farm events.

Duration:01:19:52

Episode 25 - Marketing Meat with April Prusia of Dorothy’s Range

12/15/2017
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Today we learn about heritage hogs and marketing meat with with April Prusia of Dorothy’s Range in Blanchardville, Wisconsin. April shares insights to help you research and identify what breeds might be best for your farm, successful marketing strategies, and how to increase the population of heritage hogs – and grow your business – through feeder pigs.

Duration:00:25:41

Episode 24 - My Farm Story with April Prusia of Dorothy’s Range

12/1/2017
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Come sit around the kitchen table with April Prusia of Dorothy’s Range in Blanchardville , Wisconsin, as she shares her farm story. She started with vegetables and, thanks to advice from a fellow female farmer and a dash of serendipity, found her niche raising heritage hogs.

Duration:01:38:07

Episode 23 - Updates on In Her Boots Podcast Schedule

11/17/2017
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Thanks for your support of our In Her Boots podcast! We will be continuing to post through the winter months -- listen for an update and please subscribe.

Duration:00:02:45

Pioneer Women in Organics: Jane Hawley Stevens of Four Elements Organic Herbals

10/6/2017
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Jane has been raising herbs and crafting various herbal products since 1990. She has blended her passion for herbs with savvy marketing skills to build a successful enterprise. Hear how she has made it all work.

Duration:02:44:32

Episode 21 - Katy Dickson on Building CSA in Rural Communities

9/28/2017
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Katy shares how she slowly and steadily built a CSA base in her rural community—it’s all about educating potential members. By sharing information on CSA with her local community, Katy built her business while strengthening other local farms.

Duration:00:13:16

Episode 20 - Integrating Family in Farming

9/22/2017
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Katy Dickson of Christensen Farm offers personal insight into raising a family while growing a CSA farm business. Her older kids are now taking active roles in running their own entrepreneurial ventures from the farm.

Duration:00:12:05

Cover Crops with Katy Dickson of Christensen Farm

9/15/2017
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Today we’re focusing on cover crops with Katy Dickson of Christensen Farm in Browntown, Wisconsin. Learn about how she worked with her different levels of clay-based soil and rotating different cover crops to enhance fertility.

Duration:00:12:45

Episode 17: Transitioning to Farming from a Full-Time Job with Jen Miller

9/1/2017
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We’re talking today with Jen Miller of Prairie Wind Family Farm in Grayslake, Illinois, about how she transitioned from a full-time corporate job to full-time farming, and how she uses skills learned on the job to help her farm—think “Excel.”

Duration:00:18:28

Episode 16: Farming with Kids in Tow with Jen Miller, Prairie Wind Family Farm

8/24/2017
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Jen shares how she integrates parenthood with the farm business (walkie talkies help), and how her children are learning entrepreneurial and life skills helping out at the farmers market and around the farm.

Duration:00:17:51

Episode 15 - Cover Crops with Jen Miller, Prairie Wind Family Farm

8/22/2017
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Learn how cover crops serve many purposes on windy land. Jen shares how she experiments to improve soil fertility.

Duration:00:17:49

Episode 14: My Farm Story with Jen Miller, Prairie Wind Family Farm

8/10/2017
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Jen Miller started farming at Sandhill Family Farms and now owns Prairie Wind Family Farm in Grayslake, Illinois. We talk about her farm start-up success strategies, the importance of mentors, networking with other women, and reaching customers through cooking and CSA add-ons. It’s all about building connections and systems thinking, shares Jen.

Duration:00:18:31

Episode 13: Stepping up to Leadership – Taking action with Kriss Marion of Circle M Market Farm

8/2/2017
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We’re digging in with Kriss Marion of Circle M Farm in Blanchardville, Wis. as she inspires all of us to take the time to get involved with issues we care about. From running for and winning a seat on County Board to serving as her Wisconsin Farmers Union chapter president, Kriss shares how being a woman from outside the conventional agriculture norm can spark conversations, community and change.

Duration:00:12:12

Episode 12: Find Your Tribe – Growing Local Farmer Connections with Kriss Marion

7/26/2017
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Episode 12: Find Your Tribe – Growing Local Farmer Connections with Kriss Marion by MOSES: Rural Women's Project

Duration:00:11:37

Episode 11: Farmstay B&B start-up tips with Kriss Marion of Circle M Market Farm

7/21/2017
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Do you have a dream of hosting guests on your farm through running a B&B? That’s exactly what Kriss Marion of Circle M Farm in Blanchardville, Wisconsin successfully did quickly. Hear her marketing strategies and how diversification adds up to a savvy business strategy.

Duration:00:18:56

Episode 10: Success Strategies from Pioneer Women in Organics: Kriss Marion

7/14/2017
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Come sit around the kitchen table with the mighty Kriss Marion of Circle M Farm in Blanchardville, Wisconsin. Kriss may have started her farm operation as a new transplant from the urban confines of Chicago over 12 years ago, but she quickly learned the key ingredient to growing a successful farm business: It’s all about community.

Duration:00:20:38

Episode 9: Pioneer Women in Organics with Dela Ends of Scotch Hill Farm

7/7/2017
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Come join Dela Ends of Scotch Hill Farm in Brodhead, Wisconsin as she shares her journey of being a true organic pioneer and starting her organic operation as one of the first CSAs in Wisconsin. And Dela raises more than vegetables on her land: she’s committed to her family and the next generation of eaters and stepping up to the leadership plate to get things done.

Duration:00:36:57

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