Eighteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic many group gatherings, including farm tours, continue to be postponed or altered. So instead of having an audience come to the farm, we’ve brought the farm to you, including filmed conversations with members of a producer organization called Women in Local Food and Farming. This alternative farm tour is available as a video.
For half an hour, you’ll get to learn more about why and how this southeast Nebraska group came to be, plus get to know five of its members as they talk us through their own farm operations and what Women in Local Food and Farming means to them.
The group’s mission statement calls for women to support women to improve our local food systems and sustainable farms. During the farm tour, you’ll see many examples that contribute to the overall impact of a supportive peer-to-peer environment.
From educating each other and the public to learning from mistakes, organizing events, helping with projects and systems, and having positive moral support when it's needed the most, they have found that many barriers can be overcome by working together.