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Beth Hoffman

Beth Hoffman has written about food and agriculture for much of her adult life and was a faculty member at the University of San Francisco. She and her husband John moved in 2019 from San Francisco to rural Iowa where they are now in their sixth year farming John’s family’s 570 acres. She wrote the book Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America about their journey, and makes regular updates on her Substack, In the Dirt. The couple raises pasture-raised beef, goats, and vegetables, and also forage for mushrooms.