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Women Who Lead: Emma Hearst
Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Category: Women Who Lead breakfast forum

Emma Hearst graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, worked as a professional chef, co-owned a famous New York City restaurant and was once the youngest competitor ever on "Iron Chef: America." She walked away from it all to move back home and become a farmer.

Hearst and her husband John Barker opened Forts Ferry Farm in 2016. What began as a simple farmstand has expanded into a vast heirloom produce farm with a seasonally inspired kitchen, operated by a collective of innovators, farmers and food lovers.

Join us to hear from Hearst, who will discuss her considerable career pivot and life as a woman in agriculture in the United States, where only 14 percent of principal operators are female farmers.