This week’s episode of The Farm Report focuses on women as advocates for agriculture. Erin Fairbanks and Challey Comer are joined by Cindy Gieger. Cindy farms with her family in Jeffersonville, NY where they manage a 75-cow dairy. Her family has farmed in the region for years and Cindy has been an important connector of diverse groups within the farming community of her region. These local relationships led to her involvement in the Sullivan County Farm Network, a group that promotes local food and supports the needs of the farming community. This advocacy work led to Cindy’s election as a member of the Sullivan County Legislature on which she served as Chair of the Agriculture & Sustainability and Family & Health Services Committees.
Following their interview with Cindy, Erin and Challey will discuss ways those who care about food and agriculture can get involved in their local communities. They’ll respond to the call to action from the Women’s March and they’ll recap their experiences after traveling to the Capitol this weekend.