Meg Moynihan on Building Your Resilience Toolbox

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We kick off our Resilience series with Meg Moynihan who knows a thing or two about resilience. She shares how her farm suddenly lost its milk buyer and the learnings she harvested through the experience. "Sometimes resilience is staying on the horse and in the saddle... Sometimes it’s getting up again after you fall off the horse. And, sometimes it’s knowing enough that, after you fall, you just need to lie there a while and regroup and recuperate before you can decide whether you run after the horse, get back on the horse, or sell the horse." Meg Moynihan leads the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s efforts to support farmers and others in agriculture who are experiencing financial, emotional, and mental stress in their lives and communities. Trained as an agronomist, Meg previously worked as a program director, educator, and evaluator. She also served with the U.S Peace Corps in Thailand. She and her husband, Kevin Stuedemann, own a diversified 70-cow organic dairy farm in Le Sueur County, Minnesota.

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