RME Focus: Marketing
As the number of women-owned farms and businesses continues to grow, opportunity abounds for women of all backgrounds, ages and interests to craft a livelihood that blends meaning with stewarding the planet and transforming our food system. The Rural Women’s Project, a venture of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), supports women-owned organic agriculture ventures through resources and networking opportunities. Come hear the successful case study stories of a variety of women farmers and ecopreneurs as they share their experience and challenges within the sustainable agriculture movement. Business and marketing trends will be discussed, with a particular emphasis on opportunities within the growing green and organic market.
• Overview of the growth of women-owned farms and food-based businesses; trends and opportunities within sustainable agriculture.
* Case studies of established women farmers and ecopreneurs, identifying specific resources/grants, challenges and successes each of them faced.
* Present “10 Fresh Idea Seeds”: New perspectives and opportunities for women farmers and ecopreneurs as the women in agriculture movement continues to grow.
|Conference||2010 National Women in Agriculture Educators Conference|
|Presentation Type||60-Minute Concurrent|