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Women have always been an important but mostly unseen aspect of agriculture and in recent years are rising to the forefront in so many ways; as owner/operators, landowners, workers, mentors and much more. Join us as we bring the image of women in agriculture to life on television through FarmHer.
FarmHer was founded in 2013 to begin to change the image of agriculture – to include women in that image through photographs and stories. It quickly became clear that women in agriculture not only appreciated FarmHer, but they needed it. And they asked for more. Today, FarmHer has grown into not just a gallery of images that are changing the way people perceive a farmer, but also into an online community built just for women in agriculture.
Episode Guide – Season 1
Episode 12 – Mon, 24 Apr / 8.00pm
Learn how Iowa FarmHer Crystal balances work, cattle and beauty swap and meet the Queen of Agrobacterium, FarmHer Mary-Dell, in North Carolina.
Episode 13 – Mon, 1 May / 8.00pm
Today we meet April Schaefer from North Carolina, as she shows us her techniques on cattle.
Episode Guide – Season 2
Episode 1: Lexi Marek
Mon, 8 May / 8.00pm
From the Iowa State Fair show ring to the Miss Iowa pageant stage, this young FarmHer has a way of inspiring everyone she meets and is a driving force within the future of agriculture.
Episode 2: Meredith Bernard & Beth Rylander
Mon, 15 May / 8.00pm
North Carolina Cattle RanchHer who has her own photography business; a Corn FarmHer who has built a quilting shop next to her grain elevator.
Episode 3: Jenni Smith
Mon, 22 May / 8.00pm
Tomatoes–the love fruit; Jennie who has a found a way to take a small piece of land on her family’s farm and start her own production crop selling to local chefs and the Farmer’s Market in Des Moines.
Episode 4: Kristen Vold & Leah Gibson
Mon, 29 May / 8.00pm
Follow Kirsten, a modern cowgirl from Colorado who grew up on the road and knows the rodeo business as well as any of her male contemporaries; Leah buys her first farm with her husband to raise pigs.
Episode 5: Women of Acuron
Numerous teams and countless Syngenta employees had a role in bringing Acuron corn herbicide to market for the 2015 growing season; Acuron was named AgriMarketing Magazine’s 2015 new product of the year.
Episode 6: Jennifer Berdoll
Jennifer grew up on her family’s Texas pecan farm, but when it was time to sell, she still wanted to save a piece of land to have a storefront selling pecans from the land.
Episode 7: Kate Johnson & Amy Heitland
Take notes watching Colorado Goat FarmHer Kate teach the art of cheese making; then, see how Iowa FarmHer Amy’s passion for horses led her to build her own horse boarding and training facility.
Episode 8: Ashley Bandoni & LeAnne Sutter
Ashley is in seed sales and a 4th generation almond FarmHer; LeAnne from Iowa, who is the heart and soul of her family’s farming operation.
Episode 9: Rene Hopkins & Amber Greiman
Palm Desert Native FarmHer & Vet Tech Rene shares her love for Gypsy Horses, Turtles, Donkeys and more; plus behind the scenes with FarmHer Amber who is a Sheep Show Supervisor at the Iowa State Fair.
Episode 10: Emily and Lisa Zweber & Jenny Mennega
Mother-in-law, Lisa, and daughter-in-law, Emily, together with their husbands run an organic dairy in Minnesota, plus meet FarmHer Jenny from Indiana, with crop and cattle operations.
Episode 11: Beth Tucker & Dottie Pyrtle
Take a tour of Kernersville with FarmHer neighbors Beth Tucker and Dottie Pyrtle. See how their passion for agriculture brought them together to become lifelong friends.
Episode 12: Erin & Marji
From working in corporate America, to life on the farm, Erin balances her daily involvement in agriculture. Then follow Marji to learn about blogging, raising pigs, kids and more.
Episode 13: Marji
Too many great stories behind the scenes have happened on FarmHer. Spend time with Marji as she shares some of her favorite laughs, tears and trips during the series.