The Female Farmer Project™

documenting the rise of women in agriculture

What are people saying about the podcast?

“…there’s something pure and honest about the way these stories are told. These are real girls and women working with the land, and you almost feel like you’re standing next to the hosts near a chicken coop or in a field of produce listening to the farmers discuss what they do and why they do it.” - Edible Idaho in The Female Farmer Project Podcast

One of the top 19 Food Podcasts by Forbes

“Writer and photographer Audra Mulkern started the project as a multi-platform documentary that chronicles female farmers globally. Since we love podcasts, we are thrilled the project includes one! It aims to serve as a platform for women to discuss agricultural issues and give power to their knowledge. In the most recent episode, Stacey Gose discusses her frustration with the lack of farm-appropriate clothing for women despite being the fastest growing group of farmers. She is a former Iowa farm kid and founder of the women’s workwear brand TOUGHER. “Women have been getting it done before Rosie the Riveter came around,” said Gose. Amen!” - Center for Food Safety

"This podcast deserves binge listening." - Real Food Films

"Founded by Audra Mulkern, founder of “The Female Farmer Project”--a documentary project that chronicles the rise of women working in agriculture around the world--this podcast is a natural way to explore these themes. Each episode features in-depth interviews with female farmers, thus far covering topics ranging from traditional growing methods,  farming in arid environments, farm financing, and goat yoga. We recommend starting with Episode 1, which features San Xavier Co-op Farm in Arizona, a CNG farm on the Tohono O’odham Nation in Arizona." - Certified Naturally Grown

From iTunes:

"I'm loving this podcast so far. It's nice, as a female farmer, to hear other stories of different obstacles farmers face and how these women are finding their own unique solutions. I look forward to future episodes!

"A fun and interesting podcast for those interested in food production and the challenges of farming. As a male, I haven't found any "female focus" off putting; it's been light. Subscribed!"

"Thanks for this...great conversation for understanding the obstacles and opportunities for women in farming."

"Love this podcast for its fresh perspective on farming and food in general. Very approachable and great chemistry!"



2018 Advocate of the Year - Tilth Alliance

Barn Raiser Award - PCC Farmland Trust

Honorable Mention for the National Press Foundation’s Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting ("Why Are Farmers Killing Themselves in Record Numbers?" - The Guardian, December 2017) 

Arizona Press Club:
1st Place In Community Human Interest Writing
3rd Place In Statewide Human Interest Writing
Edible Baja Arizona: Farming in the Balance: Baja Arizona’s female farmers are closing the agricultural gender gap and paving the way for the future of food.

Cascade Harvest Coalition Wendell Berry award



Print and Online:

UNUM Magazine - Visionaries Issue





Print and Online:

The Guardian



Vanity Fair

Today Show

brit + co

Seattle Magazine

Hadassah Magazine

UC Food Observer

Successful Farming Magazine

BEEF Magazine

Capital Press

Amazing Grass


Keynotes and Speeches:

Keynote: Tilth Alliance Conference

Marketing workshop for Snohomish County Conservation District

Radio and Podcasts:

At The Table Podcast
Chef Vivian Howard part 1
Chef Vivian Howard part 2
Just Forking Around




Washington Grown


International Day of the Rural Woman | USDA | Washington DC

Maison Rouge Gallery | Paris

Ballard Art Walk | Seattle

Keynotes and Speeches:

 P(our) 2017 Symposium | Gender | Paris, France

Western Washington University - Representation of Women in Agriculture in the Media

National Farmers Union, Women's Conference Keynote

Montana Farmers Union, Women's Conference Keynote

Radio and Podcasts:

American Family Farmer Radio Show with Doug Stephan

Dirt in Your Skirt Podcast




Mowing Down The Grass Ceiling with KING 5 News


Solo Show | Intimate Moments: Life on the Farm | Globe Gallery

Keynotes and Speeches:

Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference 

 Women to Watch: an evening to inspire

Radio and Podcasts:

KEXP: Sustainability Segment

AgInfo Radio




FarmAid 30

The Womens Food Leadership Forum at George Washington University - video

Keynotes and Speeches:

Photography on the Farm Workshop - in partnership with PCC Farmland Trust

Featured Speaker at The International Food Blogger Conference

Oxfam Seattle for International Women's Day

The Cedarcrest Future Farmers of America and Horticulture Students

Radio and Podcasts:

Montana Public Radio | In Other Words

The Modern Farm Girls Podcast with Diana Rodgers of Sustainable Dish


print and online PRESS:


Guardian - photo essay

Condé Nast Traveller UK - July/August, print: on newsstands now

Sunset Magazine: Social Media Takeover, May

Modern Farmer: Print


Huffington Post: How One Woman Is Helping Inspire A Generation Of Girls To Close The Gender Gap In Farming

Cook's Science: The Magical Fruit: Are heat- and drought- resistant tepary beans the future of food

Wheat Life Magazine


Modern Farmer: Print

Edible Baja Arizona: Farming in the Balance: Baja Arizona’s female farmers are closing the agricultural gender gap and paving the way for the future of food.

Forbes: More Women Are Starting Companies From The Ground Up, Literally

Conscious Company Magazine: This is What a Farmer Looks Like

Popular Photography: Up on the Farm - May issue, on news stands now

Huffington Post

University of California Food Observer - Picture Perfect: Audra Mulkern and The Female Farmer Project

The Seattle Times: Grit and Grace, Female Farmer Project reinvents traditional image of farming

Rodale's Organic Life

Missoula Independent Gallery without walls: In her quest to photograph female farmers, Audra Mulkern found a revolution in progress

Oregon Tilth's In Good Tilth Magazine: Women Farmers and Food Leaders


billboard Magazine: #8

EcoSalonFor More Sustainable Food, Women Farmers are a Big Part of the Answer

an.schlage magazin - Austrian based women's magazine Cover and Feature

Edible Seattle: May/June

Edible Piedmont: Spring Issue Cover and Feature

Seattle Maison: p. 27

University of Iowa: Climate Narrative Project, Office of Sustainability

University of California Food Observer

Let Um Eat

Hampshire College: Food, Farm, and Sustainability

Minnesota Post


 - Photographer Offers Fresh Take on the Female Farmer

 - 101 Facts That Make Us Hopeful About the Future of Food

Women Farmers Making it Happen #IWD2015

GOOD Magazine 

BUST Magazine


Country Woman Magazine - January/February 

Good Reads: Stories about women, by women in 2014


Huffington Post - the pictorial

Huffington Post- the interview 

Country Magazine

Edible Brooklyn

Modern Farmer Magazine - November

Modern Farmer Magazine - August

Pink Tractor


Young Agrarians 

Saveur Magazine

Modern Farmer Magazine - May

Columbia Basin Business Journal - Cover Story "A Harvest of Respect"

Honest Cooking Magazine

The Culture-ist Magazine

425 Magazine: Fresh Sheet Feature

Rush and Rest: Sweet Finds Feature

425 Magazine January/February 2014




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