Submitted by Pink Tractor Magazine
Bedford’s Sandy Couvee will be featured in the March/April issue of Pink Tractor magazine, a publication for women in the agriculture industry. The article, “A Sensory Experience: Connecting Children to The Farm,” explores how Couvee developed enrichment programs at Chip-In Farm. “I have been teaching farm education programs on the farm before it was cool,” said Couvee.
“Above and beyond the 31% of American farmers who are female, we know that many women work throughout the agriculture industry,” said Nancy Stephen, Pink Tractor editor. “At Pink Tractor we seek to bring awareness, education and empowerment to women in the ag community through our magazine and social networks.”
A former 4-H member herself, Couvee now gives back to the organization by offering a leasing program for 4-H students. Over the years Sandy has added a variety of offerings at Chip-in Farm including traveling petting zoos, summer classes where kids could sign up for a week at a time, workshops, goat yoga, morning and afternoon classes, birthday parties, tours and more. “I started small and added each new offering based on feedback from customers,” says Couvee.
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