|By (author):||Kivirist, Lisa|
|Subject:||BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Agribusiness|
|BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Women in Business|
|HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living|
|TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture|
|Publisher:||New Society Publishers|
|Size:||9.00in x 7.00in|
|From The Publisher*|
Women in agriculture are sprouting up in record numbers, but they face a host of distinct challenges and opportunities. Blending What Color is Your Parachute-style career advice with sustainable agriculture practices viewed through a gender lens, Soil Sisters provides a wealth of invaluable information for fledging female farming entrepreneurs.
The first manual of its kind, this authoritative and comprehensive blueprint presents practical considerations from a woman's perspective, covering everything from business planning to tool use and ergonomics to integrating children and family in farm operations. Key topics include:
Soil Sisters also contains case studies, inspirational ideas and savvy advice nuggets from over 100 successful women farmers and advocates. Targeted specifically to members of the fastest-growing demographic in local agriculture, this highly readable guide is practical and pragmatic "Chick Lit" for today's food scene.