SPRING VALLEY, Wis. — Marbleseed has launched a new two-part audio series, In Her Boots: Breaking Ground. This story follows a journey for farmland financing with farmers Dria Price and Halima Salazar and their diversified farming operation, Justevia Teas.
Alongside farming and food system advocates, Breaking Ground uncovers the barriers and solutions that can help get new and beginning farmers on the land. The podcast also features Lulu Moyo, Co-Director of Braiding Seeds Fellowship, Jan Joannides, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Renewing the Countryside, and Tera Johnson, Founder of Kitchen Table Consultants. Listen at Marbleseed.org/podcasts, or anywhere podcasts are streaming.
This Marbleseed podcast was created to uplift and amplify farmer stories to illustrate the impact of programs and policies that would directly resource farmers through funding (equity/credit) and access to land. This year, in 2023, Congress will write a new Farm Bill and together, we can influence those policies that support BIPOC and women farmers and invest in a fair food system. Tune into Breaking Ground to hear more about the systemic issues and systemic failures in farm financing and who is working to shift the narrative.
Tune in to learn how Dria and Halima’s diversified farming operation wholeheartedly promotes eco-system resilience by embracing pollinator habitat and avoiding the use of fertilizers and chemicals. Diversified and sustainable farming operations like Dria and Halima’s are key to mitigating the effects of climate change.
It’s a Farm Bill year, which means there’s an opportunity to change agricultural policy in the United States and the way it helps—or hurts—farmers. Right now, policies reward and finance agriculture that produce singular crops or livestock at an industrial scale, often to the detriment of communities, animal welfare, and the planet. So, what happens when farmers want to do things differently?
Please find our social media kit with graphics and audiograms linked here and attached. Feel free to share on your platforms! Listen at marbleseed.org/podcasts or anywhere podcasts are streaming. This podcast was made possible by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation and the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (USDA-NIFA-BFR-008382) and was produced by Eve Abrams.
Formerly known as the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), Marbleseed was established in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to supporting farmers in their transition toward sustainable, organic farming systems that are ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially just. https://marbleseed.org/