19 Dec '11, 4pm
Inga Haugen may look a little like Heidi, but she's a modern-day farm girl through and through.
A little over a year ago, Haugen handed over the reins of the dairy business to her brother Olag, and launched her own sustainable ranching enterprise, Farmgirl at Large, located within Springside Farm. She raises chickens, pigs, and cattle in a pasture-based system. She also has a fledgling oyster mushroom business. Recently, we heard from Haugen about what it's like to be, as she calls herself , "a young, female, seasonal, sustainably-minded, contrary farmer." In addition to farming with a smaller footprint than many, Haugen has also been outspoken about the need for health care for small-scale food producers.