Joanna Lidback, member of the Global Farmer Network, was recently recognized as the Emerging Leader for the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame. In this video, hear why she’s inspired and excited to be a part of agriculture. Other 2019 inductees sharing their story include Ag Innovator: Marie Audet, Blue Spruce Farm, Bridport; Lifetime Achievement: Bill Rowell, Green Mountain Dairy, Sheldon; Lifetime Achievement: Jack and Anne Lazor, Butterworks Farm, Westfield.
WRITTEN BY Joanna Lidback volunteers as a board member and treasurer for the Global Farmer Network, and has been recognized by the GFN as a 2021 Kleckner Award for Global Farm Leadership award recipient. She is a dairy farmer, a Chief Financial Officer, a business consultant, a mom, and a wife. Joanna and her husband own and operate the Farm at Wheeler Mountain in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, USA. It's an 80-cow herd of Holsteins and Jerseys, where they also raise their own replacements and have a small beef cattle herd. Joanna is CFO at ADK Farms, where they take care of over 7,500 dairy cows and steward over 8,000 acres of land. She is also the principal consultant at Adirondack Management Services, coaching 10 other dairy farms toward reaching their own goals.