Elena Miller-ter Kuile
My family-owned farm is a certified organic farm that has been in my family since 1967 when my Hispano ancestors crossed the mountains and settled in Southern Colorado. My family and I use the historic acequias to deliver snowmelt and spring water from the mountains to raise the crops. We practice a whole ecosystem approach to agriculture, such as building the soil, restoring our river, caring for the critters, and growing the next generation of stewards of the land. One of my dreams for the farm is to offer educational opportunities for young people hoping to someday run their own agricultural operations. This funding will be used to restore a tiny house so that interns can live and work on the farm.