Shoshanah Inwood is an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. A rural sociologist, Dr. Inwood’s research and Extension program focuses on social factors affecting farm viability, health and well-being in the food and agriculture sector, and community and economic development through food and agriculture. She leads the national USDA funded project Health Insurance Rural Economic Development and Agriculture, which examines how health insurance affects economic development and quality of life of farmers and ranchers.
Kat Becker feeds hundreds of people with the vegetables she grows on her Athens, Wisconsin farm, and she wants to expand. But her ability to grow her business collides with her need for affordable health insurance and child care. She has had to make difficult choices over the years: keep her farm income low enough […]