Holistic Management International teaches farmers business skills and so much more

Caroline Pam of The Kitchen Garden was just one of many informative speakers at the Beginning Women Farmers’ Conference hosted by Holistic Management International (HMI) at UMass/Amherst in March, 2012. HMI is based in Albuquerque, NM. HMI’s three-year Beginning Women Farmers training program and this conference were sponsored through a generous grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program and the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, College of Natural Science and The Center for Agriculture. [more] and [more]

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About Sanne Kure-Jensen

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks, Country Folks Grower and Wine & Grape Grower bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and across southern New England. She has also written for newsletters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Holistic Management International (HMI), RI Beekeepers Association and RI Tree Council. Read Sanne’s work at her Sustainable Living page at examiner.com. Sanne has written successful grant applications for alternative energy projects, staff and board training, products and services. Clients include agricultural businesses, farm stand/markets and non-profit organizations. Recent successful grant projects include a $90,000 USDA Rural Development‘s Rural Energy For America Program (REAP), $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer and $20,000 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Sanne is the part-time Administrator for NOFA/RI, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and beekeeper. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and has lectured across southern New England on Beekeeping, Native Pollinators and Ecological Landscape Design. Learn more about the NOFA’s Land Care programs or contact Sanne for a garden consultation through the NOFA/RI website.
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