Recipe Corner | Basic Roast Beef

Recipe Corner | Basic Roast Beef

May 23, 2018

Elin Parker from Sangres Best in Colorado recently gave insight on her famous roast beef during her interview on 'Shining Bright' the FarmHer radio show and podcast. Listen to the show here and share your roast beef outcome! 

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Jan Jones | Season 2 | Episode 16 | The Next Generation

Jan Jones | Season 2 | Episode 16 | The Next Generation

April 09, 2018

Jan Jones is a woman who turned to farming at a time when she needed to readjust her path in life. Little did she know when she returned home is that she would find her path right there on the land she grew up on. Jan is the 5th generation on her family’s farm. 

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Callie Akins | Season 2 | Episode 14

Callie Akins | Season 2 | Episode 14

March 26, 2018

She eventually made her way to Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma State University before returning to Georgia. Callie returned to her family’s farm and started working full time at a local bank. This is when Callie realized that she wasn’t doing what she loved. Sometimes, you have to try something new to realize what you really want to be doing.

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Erin Williams | Season 2 | Episode 12

Erin Williams | Season 2 | Episode 12

March 12, 2018

The day I met Erin in Massachusetts was a sunny, crisp, clear fall day.  We started out with her regular morning routine, checking cattle at the various plots of land around the small town.  We then made a stop back at the house to check the chicks and feed the pigs some cranberries (of course). Erin is working to bring a locally raised, pasture based meat option to consumers in her town and is very proud of the farm she has started.  

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Melissa Eshelmen | Season 2 | Episode 10

Melissa Eshelmen | Season 2 | Episode 10

November 27, 2017

Melissa Eshelmen is a strong farmher with a big heart.  She grew up helping out on the farm at an early age, working with her grandma who she credits with her love of livestock.  Her grandma is the one who showed Melissa how to care for animals.  While back then, Melissa’s dad was the full-time farmer, today, Melissa is the resident FarmHer.  

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Tracey Hawkins | Season 2 | Episode 9

Tracey Hawkins | Season 2 | Episode 9

November 13, 2017

Tracey Hawkins and her husband Mitch grow wine grapes in Lake County California.  It started decades ago when Tracey’s stepfather purchased a ranch there for a family retreat.  Over the years, the various family members would take their turns at managing the ranch, each for a few years.  When Tracey had her turn, she and her husband Mitch turned a dream into reality by starting a vineyard on the property in 2004 and have since expanded their vines. 

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Shanen Ebersole | Season 2 | Episode 7 | Shanen's Story

Shanen Ebersole | Season 2 | Episode 7 | Shanen's Story

October 23, 2017

Shanen Ebersole may not have been born into ranching but it’s clear that she is a RanchHer at heart.  Growing up a horse girl, Shanen always had a love for animals. After meeting her husband at Iowa State University, they decided to move to southern Iowa to start their own herd of Maine Anjou cattle.  Soon after that, they started their family, which is now complete with three children.  Today Ebersole Cattle Company is a full-time job for the family. 

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Iris Wall | Season 2 | Episode 4 | A Steward of the Land

Iris Wall | Season 2 | Episode 4 | A Steward of the Land

September 25, 2017 1 Comment

Iris Wall, or Miss Iris as those around call her, is a special soul.  One of the FarmHers we planned on visiting during a trip to Flordia fell through at the last minute so I did a little digging into my emails to see if I could come up with a woman to visit.  I found a message from the Florida Farm Bureau telling me about a spirited lady named Iris.  

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Heather Dineen | Season 2 | Episode 3 | A First Generation Farming Family

Heather Dineen | Season 2 | Episode 3 | A First Generation Farming Family

September 18, 2017

John Paul and Heather Dineen are Texas farmers making their mark on agriculture.  John Paul knew he wanted to get into farming and Heather, who was his girlfriend at the time, studied up, learning about what their future life would hold.  She and John Paul were married and started their family in a farming community on the outskirts of Dallas, Texas.  They built their farm slowly and surely and soon, it became their world. 

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Megan Brown | Season 2 | Episode 2 | The Beef Jar

Megan Brown | Season 2 | Episode 2 | The Beef Jar

September 11, 2017 7 Comments

Meet Megan Brown, a sixth generation RanchHer from California. Megan is a smart, strong woman who is working to take over her family’s ranch at the base of Table Mountain in the Sierra Nevadas of northern California.  I caught up with Megan on a cold and rainy early spring day and was greeted by a hot breakfast, boasting her wonderful cooking and some of the fresh veggies she grows in her little garden just outside her front door.  

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Catherine Manterola | Season 2 | Episode 1 | FarmHers and Their Food

Catherine Manterola | Season 2 | Episode 1 | FarmHers and Their Food

September 04, 2017 2 Comments

I first heard about The Grrls Meat Camp a few years back on social media.  It is a group of all women who operate in the field of animal butchery.  Some of them are FarmHers, some are chefs, some just like food, but they are unique in that they are all women, operating in a field typically reserved for men.  Though the group I became connected to Catherine Manterola. 

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Beth Tucker | Episode 24 | A FarmHer With A Legacy

Beth Tucker | Episode 24 | A FarmHer With A Legacy

May 15, 2017 3 Comments

I've always loved the movie Steel Magnolias.  I love the women in it and their camaraderie.  Well, tucked away in Kernersville, NC I found a cowgirl FarmHer version of the iconic movie.  There just outside her beauty shop, located on the farm, I met FarmHer Beth Tucker.  From the minute she met me at the front steps we were off!  This spunky lifelong FarmHer started out the morning with a quick stop in her tidy barn where she gave a quick scoop of feed to her goats and horses.  

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