Buying a Farm: Shannon Varley Part 4

This is the fourth installment about farmer Shannon Varley, drawn to a life as a farmer and hell-bent on owning her own farm, not renting. You can read Part 1 of her story here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. For eight years, Shannon’s goal was to own her own farm, and she and…

Farm Ownership: The Dream. Part 1

Farm ownership: it’s a farmer’s dream and often difficult to attain.  My project about women farmers started and blossomed with one such farmer with a fierce dream. Shannon Varley is a woman with a strong vision of owning and working her own farm, and she’s been on a mission to realize that dream for years….