Category Archives: Leadership

Spotlight on Aimee Braxmeier, Hildene Farm & Goat Dairy- Part 1

By Suzy Hodgson Aimee Braxmeier combines her passion for raising goats with strong business management skills she learned in the ski industry.  In 2011, Aimee was managing more than 100 employees in operations at Stratton. Today, she’s using those skills to manage a … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Kate Spring, Good Heart Farmstead

By Suzy Hodgson, UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture A vegetarian for six years, Kate Spring, Good Heart Farmstead, had been interested in sustainable farming since graduating with an Environmental Studies and English degree in 2009. But after reading Pollan’s … Continue reading

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Ten Thoughts about Employees

Editor’s Note: This week’s post is from guest blogger Chris Blanchard, an organic farmer and farm consultant based in Iowa. Through Flying Rutabaga Works, Chris offers consulting to organic and small-scale farmers on effectiveness and productivity, marketing, business planning and development, … Continue reading

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