Recently, Jessica Romano, a FarmHer on social media, wrote “First, I wanted to say I’ve watched many episodes of FarmHer and love the show. I have a small garden I tend to and get right in with the dirt. I love Marjorie’s specific clothing style and its perfect for outdoor work. I was wondering if she could tell me where she gets her clothing from and if she could post a few fashion photos…”
The lobby of a hotel we weren’t even staying at. That is where Grow by FarmHer was born. Don’t the best developments have the craziest stories?
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.
When you think of a FarmHer you probably don't think of makeup, right? Well, let me introduce you to Crystal. She loves lipstick and tries out new shades all of the time for her unassuming and non-judgemental audience - her cattle.
April Hemmes was born into a farming family, and to put it simply, farming is part of who she is. Following college at Iowa State University, April found her way to Washington, D.C. where she worked for a lawmaker. In 1985 she came home to Hampton, Iowa, to farm and hasn't looked back since.
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 Pigs Ranch just outside of the quaint town of Julian in the mountains above San Diego.
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.