Martha Boneta is a farmer at Liberty Farm in Paris, Virginia. A native Virginian, Martha grew up in Mt. Vernon on what she was told was a part of George Washington’s vast farmland. Growing up, her family always had kitchen gardens and it was Martha’s childhood dream to be a Virginia farmer and that dream became reality over 9 years ago.
Martha graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Old Town Alexandria, Notre Dame Academy in Middleburg, George Mason University for undergraduate school, George Mason School of law where she received her Juris Doctor. Martha also attended the prestigious Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, where she studied Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Immediately following law school, Martha worked in government relations and advocacy in Washington, DC that propelled her career as strategic account executive at Reed Elsevier for the Mid-Atlantic Region and Thomson Reuters in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.
Martha is the Founder of the Piedmont Agriculture Academy (PAA), Liberty Hall Livestock Rescue and has been on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Independent Consumer & Farmers Association (VICFA), Small Family Farm Foundation (SFFF) and has represented the Farm to Consumer Legal Foundation (FTCLF) advocating legislation and is a strong supporter of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild and several other farm advocacy organizations.
Martha Boneta and Liberty Farm are members of various Farm and Property Rights advocacy groups including cluding Hobby Farms, Slow Food USA and many others.
Awards & Acknowledgements:
-Martha Boneta was Voted by Country Woman Magazine as one of the “45 Most Amazing Women in America” because of her role in changing the law to advance property rights and economic liberty on family farms.
-Martha Boneta has two bills named after her in the Virginia General Assembly – Boneta Bill I and Boneta Bill II.
-Martha was a finalist for the famous Wyrich Awards for her “Courage in the Face of Power”
-The Property Rights Foundation of America named Martha the “Grassroots Property Rights Leader”
-Martha sits on a Congressional Property Rights Caucus Roundtable with national leaders concerning property rights
-A documentary film produced by HONEST ENTERPRISE of Martha Boneta’s legislative successes overcoming government over regulation and abuse of authority. The documentary called “Farming in Fear No More” debuted at the Anthem Film Festival at Freedom Fest and received significant awards including the acclaimed “PEOPLE’s Choice Award.
Martha volunteers her time teaching farming practices to inner city children and has donated many tons of vegetables to Virginia’s food banks and families in need. Working closely in fellowship with Virginia’s small family farmers across the Commonwealth, Martha has a strong passion for Virginia’s agricultural heritage.
Martha’s story has made national and international news. She has appeared several times on TV featured on Fox & Friends, Neil Cavuto, Greta Van Susteren’s On The Record, The John Stossel Show, Virginia Farming, PBS, WUSA9, as well several other news and radio programs. Martha speaks all over the country on property rights, farming, environmental, and energy issues.
Today, Martha is a full time farmer on her family farm, Liberty Farm, in Paris, Virginia. Martha’s passion includes caring for over 280 farm animals, tending to her organic heirloom vegetable crops, apiary and herb production. Martha also produces chicken, duck, turkey and emu eggs as well as fiber from herds of sheep, alpaca and llamas. Martha speaks all over the country on property rights, farming, environmental and energy issues.