The Female Farmer Project™

documenting the rise of women in agriculture

ask a farmer series: what draws women to farming?

March 12, 2014


The Female Farmer Project is fortunate to have a series of great conversations happening on our Facebook page.  The information and advice that is being shared is too valuable to let it slide further and further down on the page.  This series is hopefully a way to capture and preserve the advice, wisdom and conversation.  Thank you to all the farmers that contributed to this conversation!


What characteristics do you feel that women have, that draw them to farming and food production?


Amy Arnold Nurturing.

Emily Peck I think as women (and mama's), we have this desire to teach our children and set a good example of how to take care of our planet. We want things to be good for them not only by the time they are adults...but also by the time they have babies of their own!

Marjorie Anne Frances Hoover Creativity, strength! The desire to care for, teach, and share. 

Nancy Kile Connection to creation. Food gathering and prep. -past and present. Caring about what our loved ones put in their mouths.

Kari O'Driscoll I think that women tend to be more apt to do work that aligns with their sense of making a difference in the world.

Teddi Yaeger Resilience, nurturing.

EagleSong Evans Gardener Women are seed carriers of an entire species. Feeding people & cultivating life is deeply embedded in our nature. Ask any grandmother!

Cindy Krepky Our natural tendency to nurture all living things. A strong connection to the Earth and our mystic, spiritual powers that are deeply rooted in the "magic" of nature.


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