Marianne Messina | Civil Eats


Editor and journalist Marianne Messina has contributed hundreds of freelance articles to print and web news outlets and magazines. She's an NEA arts journalism fellow and spent many years covering performing arts for Metro Silicon Valley, in CA. She has developed, edited or managed web magazines, a web community for the arts, and a college website. For the past two years she has come back to her first love, wildlife conservation, and has focused her studies and writing on the future of the heritage natural world.

Female Farmers are Coming into Their Own—and Networking is Key to Their Success

Lisa Kivirist (left) at one of her In Her Boots networking potlucks. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Kivirist)