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Media workshop teaches farmers to tell their stories

Valerie Walthert is more than a farmer; she’s also a manager, marketer and agrarian advocate.
“One of our biggest challenges is educating consumers, so now, more than ever, it’s key to communicate well and get the right message out there,” Walthert said.
She’s not alone. The role of modern-day farmer has evolved to incorporate much more than tilling the land and raising livestock, prompting the Cornell Small Farms Program to host its first media workshop for farmers, agricultural writers and educators. [Read More]

Violet Stone

Violet Stone

Violet is the coordinator of the Baskets to Pallets project, which seeks to prepare small and mid-sized farmers to enter intermediated market channels such as food hubs, groceries, schools and cooperatives.  She also serves as the NY SARE Coordinator and can help farmers and educators navigate NESARE grant opportunities.
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