Beth HoltzmanWomen’s Agricultural Network Coordinator, University of Vermont Extension
Beth is coordinator of the University of Vermont Extension New Farmer Project and Women’s Agricultural Network (WAgN). Since 2004, she has developed and managed a variety of statewide, regional and national education programs that help farmers achieve greater viability, resilience and satisfaction with their businesses and their quality of life. UVM’s New Farmer Project and Women’s Agricultural Network have conducted education and coaching with over 600 aspiring and beginning farmers since 1995. A significant component of Beth’s work since 2011 has been leading professional development/train-the-trainer projects aimed at expanding and improving services for beginning and women farmers. These projects, which deliver both online and in person training, are having impact on the way ag educators and service providers work to provide education and assistance, particularly to emerging and under-served audiences.