Ashley Rause | Season 2 | Episode 20 | The Next Generation

Ashley Rause | Season 2 | Episode 20 | The Next Generation

May 07, 2018

Working in her family’s garden as a young girl, a degree Nutritional Science, and her daughter’s school lunch lead Ashley Rause to where she is today. Ashley is a young lady who realized children living in a food desert in Southern Atlanta, Georgia, had no opportunity for healthy foods and no background in growing their own food.

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Charlene Glover | Season 2 | Episode 15

Charlene Glover | Season 2 | Episode 15

April 02, 2018

Charlene Glover is a FarmHer with a vision. A number of years back, she realized that the options for local, fresh and healthy food in their community was lacking.  She saw it taking its toll on the health and wellness of those around her. As a pastor and woman engaged in the health and stability of the economy in Albany, GA, Charlene had a vision to help the people in her community to have an option for fresh, healthy food and she did just that. 

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Andrea Merritt | Season 2 | Episode 8 | A New Kind of Farm and FarmHer

Andrea Merritt | Season 2 | Episode 8 | A New Kind of Farm and FarmHer

November 06, 2017

Andrea Merritt didn’t grow up in Texas, or as a FarmHer, but now she is growing food on a new kind of Texas farm, Millican Reserve.  Millican Reserve is a mixed-use development that is made up thousands of acres of recreational trails, traditional housing, a farm and ag-focused neighborhoods.  

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Debby Zygielbaum | Season 2 | Episode 5 | She Walks The Line

Debby Zygielbaum | Season 2 | Episode 5 | She Walks The Line

October 09, 2017 3 Comments

Debby Zygielbaum is the dirt FarmHer and sheep wrangler at Robert Sinskey Vineyards in Napa, California.  I first met Debby a number of years ago at a women’s agriculture conference and instantly knew she was a woman that I needed to visit with my camera.  All the way in Iowa, she was there to meet and learn from her fellow women in ag.  As the dirt FarmHer and sheep wrangler, aka Farm Manager at Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Debby is responsible for basically all growing things.

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Marissa Schletzbaum | Season 2 | Episode 4 | The Smile of a FarmHer

Marissa Schletzbaum | Season 2 | Episode 4 | The Smile of a FarmHer

September 25, 2017 1 Comment

Meet Marissa, the Next Generation of FarmHer. The newest segment on the FarmHer TV show highlights young women and their role in the agriculture industry. On the day we visited Marissa, the TV crew was ready to capture a new twist to FarmHer and continue to shine a light on women in agriculture. By the end of the day, not only did we have a great story and smiles on our faces, but were truly inspired by the FarmHer and the family we had just spent the afternoon with.

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Karen Archipley | Episode 9 | A FarmHers Hand Up

Karen Archipley | Episode 9 | A FarmHers Hand Up

November 04, 2016

As I sit on the plane, headed home to my frozen Iowa from sunny California I am stumped about where to even start talking about my visit to Archi’s Acres to meet Karen Archipley.  A quick look at the live basil plant she sent home with me, sitting carefully protected by my feet on the airplane in a Target sack, made me think about the fact that I could have never guessed I would be transporting plants through airports.  That’s life.  You never know where you are going to end up or what you are going to be doing.  

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Heidi Sloan | Episode 7 | A Mission of Compassion and Change

Heidi Sloan | Episode 7 | A Mission of Compassion and Change

October 17, 2016

On the outskirts of Austin, Texas, I met a FarmHer who changed my perspective. I met a FarmHer who is not only compassionate about the homeless population in her city, but she is working with a group of passionate people who are acting.  They are acting on the issues and they are creating change.   

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Carol Anne Sayle | Episode 4 | Getting Buggy At Boggy Creek

Carol Anne Sayle | Episode 4 | Getting Buggy At Boggy Creek

September 26, 2016

Did y’all know Texas has fire ants?!  I think I may have vaguely heard of them here or there, but we don’t have them in Iowa, so why pay close attention?!  Well, I’ll tell you why you should pay attention…because they live up to their name!

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Lyna Knight | Episode 2 | The Hardest, Best Work I've Ever Done

Lyna Knight | Episode 2 | The Hardest, Best Work I've Ever Done

September 12, 2016

I should start by admitting that the title quote isn’t mine.  It belongs to Lyna Knight, one of the FarmHers who I had the pleasure of photographing at Lyna Berry Farms in Central Florida.  It’s how she defines her life as a FarmHer, it’s very real and it’s right on point.

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