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About Lisa Kivirist


A national advocate for women in sustainable agriculture, Lisa Kivirist founded and leads the Rural Women’s Project of the Midwest Organic Sustainable Education Service, an award-winning initiative championing female farmers and food-based entrepreneurs. Lisa is a Senior Fellow, Endowed Chair in Agricultural Systems at the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota, focusing on identifying opportunities to champion leadership development among female farmers and rural women.  She was recognized by In Business Magazine as a “Woman of Industry” for her work growing the women in sustainable agriculture movement.  

Together with her husband, John Ivanko, Lisa is co-author of Homemade for Sale, Farmstead Chef, ECOpreneuring and Rural Renaissance. She writes on food, farming and women in agriculture for a range of publications including Hobby Farms, Mother Earth News and Grit.   Lisa, John and their son Liam run Inn Serendipity Farm and Bed & Breakfast, a diverse farm operation completely powered by the wind and the sun and considered among the “Top Ten Eco-Destinations” in North America.


Soil Sisters in the News


Advance Praise for Soil Sisters





For appearance and presentation inquiries, please contact Lisa Kivirist directly at: lisa (at) innserendipity (dot) com or call 608-329-7056.
Learn more about Lisa's speaking credentials, as well as topics on which she regularly speaks. 


Review Lisa's upcoming speaking appearances.
Media Interview Requests

For media interview requests, please contact Lisa Kivirist directly at: lisa (at) innserendipity (dot) com or call 608-329-7056.

Review Copies

Review copy requests for printed books may be sent to New Society Publishers publicity manager EJ Hurst at 800-567-6772 x121 or by email at ej (at) newsociety (dot) com.

Download High Resolution PDFs

Download a high resolution PDF of the Soil Sisters book over art or Lisa Kivirist's headshot.


•  Soil Sisters Cover Art

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•  Kivirist Headshot

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