Dec 12, 2022
Elizabeth Keihmis & Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann
This week Ivy Slater, host of Her Success Story, chats with her guests, Elizabeth Keihmis & Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann. They talk about the mission and ministry of Homecoming Farms, the experience that their farm provides through their CSA and educational programs, and the magnitude of people they reach by partnering with other nonprofits in the area.
In this episode, we discuss:
Elizabeth M. Keihm is Executive Director of Homecoming Farm, a Sponsored Ministry of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, a Dominican Associate, and was the recipient of the Dominican Sisters’ Catherine of Siena award in 2019 in recognition for her commitment to Homecoming Farm. As Executive Director she led the farm through its expansion from Sophia Garden, a one-acre certified organic Community Supported Agriculture garden to Homecoming Farm, a Community Supported Agricultural project on three acres soon to be expanded to ten acres. She has been part of the Congregational team working with The Peconic Land Trust to place an easement on the land where Homecoming Farm is located at the Motherhouse. She is skilled at fostering partnerships, creating innovative fundraisers, and building infrastructure.
Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann is an entomologist and a Senior Extension Associate for the New York State IPM Program at Cornell University. Jody is Coordinator of Community IPM, which is a team of specialists focused on finding and promoting better solutions to pest problems where people live, work and play. She earned her Ph.D. at Cornell University and went on to specialize in IPM for urban and public health pests such as wasps, ticks and bed bugs. Jody has been a working CSA member of Homecoming Farm since 2014 and currently serves as Chairperson of the Board of Directors.