Interview with Sister Tacheny on 11/24/15 discussing contributions and involvement with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and its predicessor organizations.
Type of Resource
Sustainable Agriculture policy development
Brief Biographical Summary - S. Mary Tacheny is a School Sister of Notre Dame of the Mankato, Minnesota campus of the Central Pacific Province. She grew up on a small dairy farm Southeast of Mankato, Minnesota. The family continues to farm the land. After 28 years as a secondary teacher and administrator, S. Mary became the educational consultant to the Minnesota Catholic Bishops and their Rural Life Directors. Her task was to help the Church respond to the crisis farmers were experiencing in the early eighties when the banks and other lending institutions were foreclosing on mortgages and farmers were losing their farms. It was a time to bring people together and support one another, to work toward solutions together. This became sister's passion for the next 25 years.
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Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA); St. Paul, Minnesota 2016