A Different Type of Livestock

A Different Type of Livestock

May 15, 2020

All in all, no matter what type of animal, no matter what the barn looked like, no matter what they were eating, the animals and livestock at the zoo are no different than any farm animal around.  The women caring for them are no different either.  They care deeply about the animals at the zoo and only want the best for them when it comes to health, safety and sustainability of their species.  Here’s to the ZooKeepHers!

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Read Books and Get Your Hands Dirty

Read Books and Get Your Hands Dirty

April 09, 2020 2 Comments

Farming comes in all shapes and sizes.  From big to little and everything in between the business of growing crops and raising livestock is vast.  On a recent trip to South Carolina, I landed myself in a very unique, small urban farm.  Sitting on about an acre in a converted parking lot on the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) campus I found a little slice of heaven, right in the heart of the city; Carmen Ketron and the MUSC Urban Farm. 

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A FarmHer Spreading Comfort

A FarmHer Spreading Comfort

April 09, 2020

Sherry is one of the most amazing women I know. She genuinely cares about people and is warm and inviting, making new friends on her path and leaving comfort in her trail.  Comfort to the kids she serves at school, comfort to the parents out there making food decisions, comfort for the women in her presence at the Farm Bureau and comfort to all of us who have the blessing of crossing her path. 

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A Wisconsin Fish Frenzy

A Wisconsin Fish Frenzy

March 05, 2020

The types of farms and the FarmHers behind them just will never cease to amaze me.  Just when I think maybe I’ve seen it all, my FarmHer journey leads me down a quiet rural road in the small town of Montello, Wisconsin, to Nelson and Pade.  There I found Rebecca Nelson who, along with her husband, has quietly become a driving force in the aquaponics industry.

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Dream Big, Dream Often

Dream Big, Dream Often

February 24, 2020

Tenille Townes used her creativity and artistry to celebrate and lift up the same women that I do.  They are worth sharing, worth celebrating. They are just like you and just like me. They are wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters.  They are everything and they are brought together by one mission; to nurture their families and communities, grow food, raise animals and love the land. 

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Season 4 |  Episode 12 | Erica Welch | Tapping into Maple Syrup

Season 4 | Episode 12 | Erica Welch | Tapping into Maple Syrup

November 18, 2019 5 Comments

Erica’s drive and passion propelled the couple to turn Riverside Maple into the bustling operation it is today.  As we finished our day, walking through the beautiful maple forest, she explained that to her, the very best part about the farm is getting to share this little slice of heaven with others!

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Season 4  | Episode 11 |  Denise | Growing Green(s)!

Season 4 | Episode 11 | Denise | Growing Green(s)!

November 11, 2019 1 Comment

From a young girl with a love of science and growing food in the family garden to being the Head Grower at an indoor facility producing millions of pounds of produce a year, the path of FarmHer Denise DeRue has been a fun one!

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Season 4 | Episode 10 | Shelly and Macey | The Story of Oregon Straw

Season 4 | Episode 10 | Shelly and Macey | The Story of Oregon Straw

November 04, 2019 3 Comments

Shelly had been working at the company for years and was ready for the leap. Today they run Boshart Trucking, coordinating a fleet of over 30 trucks that are constantly moving around the Pacific Northwest, moving straw, and other commodities.

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Season 4 | Episode 9 |  Three Sisters Farm |  A Farm on an Island

Season 4 | Episode 9 | Three Sisters Farm | A Farm on an Island

October 30, 2019

Seeing a farm on an island was cool, learning about the constraints they have to work within to actively raise livestock on the island was also super interesting.  But the real highlight of my trip to the island was the family behind Three Sisters Farm. They have worked together to recreate their farm, and are focused on growing it and making sure it remains sustainable for generations to come. 

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Season 4 | Episode 7 | Ann Wildes | Sweet Georgia Blues

Season 4 | Episode 7 | Ann Wildes | Sweet Georgia Blues

October 14, 2019 2 Comments

From her care about her family and the farm to spreading her love of the beautiful blue fruit, Ann’s excitement was infectious! So, next time you find yourself crossing through Georgia, be sure to stop off and say hi and enjoy a piece of the local culture!

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Her Story Matters |  Three Ways to Make Change for Girls

Her Story Matters | Three Ways to Make Change for Girls

October 11, 2019 2 Comments

October 11 is the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.  At FarmHer we believe everyone has basic rights and through our stories of empowerment and change, we want to show every woman, young or old that she matters.  Her story matters, her words matter, her actions matter.  Read our three basic areas that we encourage any woman or man to think about today, and every day.

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Season 4  |  Episode 6 | Donut Worry, Be Happy in Michigan |  Dunneback and Girls Farm

Season 4 | Episode 6 | Donut Worry, Be Happy in Michigan | Dunneback and Girls Farm

October 07, 2019 3 Comments

Bustling is just about the perfect word for the Ed Dunneback and Girls farm.  Between Suanne, her daughters and the whole host of other family members who work so very hard to keep the tradition alive and make the farm work, they are a bustling family.  From sun-up to sun-down they go, go, go. All for the love of family, love of the farm, and a passion for spreading that love to their community and anyone else who might find themselves driving down their Michigan road.

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