Recent Entries

  • FFA(Her)

    "I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds" — E.M. Tiffany   48 years ago, women were finally able to proudly state the FFA creed after joining what use to be an all-male organization. Although the decision was not an easy one, FFA and agricul...
  • Top 6 FarmHer Moments in 2016

    For a start up company, every year is a big year. 2016 was no different for FarmHer! Through the lens of her camera, FarmHer founder, Marji, continued to make a big impact for women in agriculture this year in many new and unique ways. Here are FarmHer’s top six moments of 2016.    ...
  • A Labor of Love: Bellana Putz

    A Labor of Love: Bellana Putz By Josie Burgett   As a young woman in agriculture, it is promising to see women in the industry who are successful in their careers and respected in their positions. Being a FarmHer is not just about working in the industry; it's about loving what you do and be...
  • A Bright Future Ahead: Kayleigh Koch

    A Bright Future Ahead: Kayleigh Koch By Josie Burgett; FarmHer Intern   The opportunities for young people studying agriculture right now are endless. According to the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, only 35,000 graduates will be available to fill 60,000 highly skilled agric...
  • A Story to be Told: The Core Girls

    A Story to be Told: The Core Girls By Josie Burgett; FarmHer Intern   This week my search for finding true and passionate FarmHers took me right down the road to a familiar farm. One that I spent a lot of time at growing up and that I hold near and dear to my heart. Since a young child, I ha...
  • FarmHer 2016 Summer Interns

    Meet the 2016 FarmHer summer interns, Ali and Josie! We are thrilled to have these two ladies joining our team and can't wait to see where the summer takes them. To read more about these two ladies, check out our latest press release  http://farmher.zenfolio.com/2016_intern_pressrelease.pd...
  • To My Village...Thank You

      We've all heard these four words a million times but for some reason they stuck with me a little longer when I heard the pastor speak at my niece Aryanna's confirmation ceremony a few weeks back.  He was talking to all of the family and sponsors in the chapel who were there to suppo...
  • Growing Flowers and Making Friends

        On my last day in California I ended up with a morning to myself.  I thought about maybe doing a little shopping or sightseeing in San Diego but FarmHer curiosity got the best of me and I made a last minute call to a flower FarmHer and she invited me out to the farm.  I h...
  • Changing Your Perspective | Lifting Up Others

    Packing yesterday was easy - I just swapped out the dirty clothes from the last trip, just 3 days ago.  I arrived at the airport in plenty of time...a full 9 minutes before my flight boarded.  Climbed on the plane all ready to work during what I thought would be my most productive working ...
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  • My Fork in the Road

      Every once in awhile we all hit a turning point — a fork in the road — and we have to decide which way to go.  Last fall as I headed home from four fun but LONG days sharing FarmHer at the Clay County Fair, my feet ached, my throat hurt and I was so tired I could barely keep...
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  • Raising Pigs and Raising a Family

      Krystina Cook was one of the first women to invite me to her ranch when I started FarmHer.  It just so happens I was in Iowa with little time and less funds for FarmHer travel while she and her pigs were in California.  Fast forward nearly three years and I found my way to the Cook...
  • The TravelHer

      Since the beginning of the year I have traveled to California and Texas.  Today I was on a plane headed to North Dakota by way of Minneapolis, Minnesota.    Next week I'm off to Nebraska and then the week after that back to California.  I never set out to be a travelH...
  • What Does Your Cliff Look Like?

      Last night I finished up the polishing touches on my presentation for later this week at the North Dakota Farmers Union WILD Conference.  Despite the extremely cold temperatures that can be found that far north, I am super excited to be in the presence of a group of women in agriculture...
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  • Julie's Long Tradition of Agriculture

    “Knee high by the fourth of July” is a saying farmers would say back in the day. Don Radda of Washington County’s saying went more like, “20 feet high by the fourth of July”. FarmHer Julie Zieser describes her dad as a great farmer, and there is no doubt that Julie carr...
  • A Summer Day on Simplie Living Farm

    Guest blogger Stephanie spent summers and holidays on her grandparents’ homestead. She watched her family raise hogs, chickens and grow vegetables in their home garden. It wasn’t until her early 20s that she started gardening. After maximizing the space at her home she decided to tr...
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  • Falling In Love With Ag

    Guest blogger Andrea Davis-Cetina grew up in Maryland, surrounded by disapearing farmland.  Her childhood played an important role in her education and after graduating from college, she moved to California.  In 2008, Quarter Acre Farm began.  Andrea is an organic vegetable farmer and...