Diana Prichard

Diana Prichard
Diana Prichard is the owner of Olive Hill Farms -- where she raises pigs on pasture and in open-air pens -- and a freelance writer whose passion resides at the intersection of farm policy and family life. She has been blogging since 2004, and authors the personal blog, Righteous Bacon, opining on food, farming and (sometimes) politics. Her writing has been mentioned in the New York Times. Diana and her husband, Ben, live in the heart of rural Michigan with their eleven and seven-year-old daughters.

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Reversing chronic malnutrition starts inside the home

Reversing chronic malnutrition starts inside the home

The boys' rabbits came from litters the family raised in small pens they learned to build with the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program. They’ve been raising rabbits for four years and had 10 when I visited with them last month. Abdulla said they usually have more, but had recently sold many of the rabbits. Each litter of bunnies ...
From Tanzania with no government

From Tanzania with no government

Having spent more than two years serving as USAID's supervisory program director it’s probably safe to assume Craig Hart has fielded some interesting questions from journalists. Rocked back in his chair at the end of a long conference table today inside the American embassy in Tanzania’s capital, Hart, a big guy with an u...
Take it from me: Your senators want to hear from you!

Take it from me: Your senators want to hear from you!

I’m not sure why, but when ONE asked me to walk into the offices of senators and members of Congress during a lobbying day on Capitol Hill last month, it never once occurred to me to be nervous. In hindsight, my confidence was probably rather premature. I’d never been on Capitol Hill before — for…...
Conservative thoughts on the fiscal cliff & foreign aid

Conservative thoughts on the fiscal cliff & foreign aid

Last summer, in a last ditch attempt at spurring the budgetary super committee to action on the crushing federal deficit, an agreement was reached in Washington D.C. That agreement — known officially as the Budget Control Act, and unofficially as The Sequester – combined with impending tax hikes as a result of congress’......
Thirty days of little things: Day 1

Thirty days of little things: Day 1

ONE Mom Diana Prichard traveled with ONE to Ethiopia this October. This piece, originally published on Righteous Bacon, is part of our ongoing coverage of the trip. Since returning from Ethiopia I’ve felt a bit like my wheels are spinning. I have a lot to say, but am unsure how to say it. I have a lot to do, but&hellip......
Thirty days of little things: Day 1

Thirty days of little things: Day 1

Since returning from Ethiopia I’ve felt a bit like my wheels are spinning. I have a lot to say, but am unsure how to say it. I have a lot to do, but am unsure how to do it. I’m so small and the world is so big. And yet, I’m so big and the…...
On the 6.8 Million

On the 6.8 Million

Sitting among the women (and few curious men) who’d gathered around an old desk, under a tree, in the front yard of a rural health post outside Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, I felt strangely at home. We’d all come to learn — them about cooking, us about them — but in that place, in the minutes…...
Thousands

Thousands

ONE Mom and hog farmer Diana Prichard traveled to Ethiopia with ONE this October. This piece, originally published on her blog Righteous Bacon, is part of our ongoing coverage of the trip. It’s not until you find a man, tucked into the picturesque folds of an Ethiopian mountainside, threshing Barley by hand, a veritable sce......
Re-Entry + Favorite Scenes from Ethiopia, Part 1

Re-Entry + Favorite Scenes from Ethiopia, Part 1

Yesterday, after almost thirty hours of travel, I stepped foot in my own home for the first time in a week and a half. It’s good to be back, but also surreal. Even the sounds of the hogs feel foreign, and today, as I drove to the mill to pick up a batch of feed,…...
Ethiopia, Day 3-6: Complexity + Sounds of Africa

Ethiopia, Day 3-6: Complexity + Sounds of Africa

ONE Mom Diana Prichard is traveling to Ethiopia with ONE this October. This piece, originally published on Righteous Bacon, is part of our ongoing coverage of the trip. For the past few days in Ethiopia, I’ve been struck by the recurring theme of complexity in the issues we’re encountering. If there’s anything I can tel......
Ethiopia: Day 2, Hope + FashionABLE Giveaway

Ethiopia: Day 2, Hope + FashionABLE Giveaway

ONE Mom Diana Prichard is traveling to Ethiopia with ONE this October. This piece, originally published on Righteous Bacon, is part of our ongoing coverage of the trip. Coming into this trip I knew I would walk away a changed woman. I prepared myself as well as possible for the extreme poverty, the hunger, the…...
Ethiopia: Day 1

Ethiopia: Day 1

ONE Mom blogger Diana Pritchard is traveling in Ethiopia with ONE this October. This piece, originally published on Righteous Bacon, is part of our ongoing coverage of the trip....
Book recommendations… from a pig farmer!

Book recommendations… from a pig farmer!

Dig a little deeper (pun intended) into our nutrition campaign and check out these four amazing books on agriculture recommended to us by ONE Mom, pig farmer and Righteous Bacon blogger Diana Prichard. As the owner of Olive Hill Farms in Michigan, she certainly knows a thing or two about food and farming, so we’re…...
8 Things I bet you didn’t know about Ethiopian agriculture

8 Things I bet you didn’t know about Ethiopian agriculture

ONE Mom Blogger Diana Prichard is traveling to Ethiopia with ONE in October. This blog post is part of our coverage in the lead up to the trip. This was originally published on her blog, Righteous Bacon. Exactly 30 days from today I will be in the air on the way to Addis Ababa with…...