While at the Okoboji Writers Retreat in September I met Beth Hoffman a woman with an interesting history. Think Queens, Long Island, Jersey, Berkley, California, San Francisco a stint freelancing to National Public Radio...and now a farmer on a beef ranch in Iowa. She's just published a book "Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America". We sat down to talk about her journey and her life. Beth now lives on a farm with her husband, John Hogeland who also is a chef/butcher and 5th generation farmer near the tiny town of Lovilia (pop. 583). Here is her story.
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