In the first of our Cultivating Culture series, host Melony Edwards welcomes Chantel Johnson from Off Grid in Color. Chantel’s shares her experience being personally affected by gun violence and her journey to homesteading in the rural South. She talks about access to pastured meat production for disadvantaged communities and how land access is her biggest obstacle.Read More
Female farmers of color are the marginalized group within a marginalized group within agriculture. They live at the intersection of racism, sexism and classism.
Melony Edwards, farmer and chef is joining the Female Farmer Project Podcast in her own series - Cultivating Culture where we are initiating the conversation with BIPOC farmers and those within the food system about racism, bias, and discrimination. justice issues.Read More
Acadia Tucker’s longtime love affair with perennial foods has produced an easy-to-understand guide to growing and harvesting them. A regenerative farmer deeply concerned about global warming. Tucker believes there may be no better time to plant these hardy crops. Tucker lays the groundwork for tending an organic, regenerative garden. For her, this is gardening as if our future depends on it, and she spells out why.Read More
Tools to help small food producers and processors grow and scale their business. We discussed solving the hard problems that foodpreneurs face, whether it is government regulations, customer expectations, or employee problemsRead More
Kelsey Jorissen is a female farmer, writer, photographer, and educator that farms on five acres in Southeastern Wisconsin. She shares her thoughts on farming business mentors and using social media to effect change.Read More
Angie Provost, puts a lens to the racism and discrimination that still exists in the agriculture industry. While painting is a balm that helps Angie cope with the stress of losing their land and livelihood after decades of discriminatory practices, it’s also a canvas that enables her to speak the truth and to fight back.Read More
Lora Lea Misterly of Quillisascut Farmstead Cheese and School of the Domestic Arts shares her unique business models that she attributes to the 36 year success of her farm and have turned out hundreds of butchers, bakers and goat cheese makers into the world.Read More
Meagan Burns is an avid sketcher and the marketing director for the one of the only organic, grass-fed, grass-finished cattle ranches in Mexico.Read More
Kate Hill is a published author and professional cook of 30 years, in 1991 she founded Camont as a cooking school and retreat in the Gascony region of France. Kate is also the founder of GRRLS Meat Camp and an expert in the tradition of French charcuterieRead More
Dr Jessica Gigot is a Skagit Valley farmer, musician, scientist, educator and poet. Her exploration of culture, tilth and territory is captured in her most recent book of poetry, Flood Patterns.
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Women - especially women of color and rural women are historically underrepresented in leadership roles. An unprecedented number of women are running for political office in 2018, counted among them are many women farmers. These women, if elected, will bring diversity and provide a much-needed voice for these marginalized communities.Read More
Breanna Holbert, the 2017-2018 National FFA President is wrapping up her year of serving as an ambassador - traveling all over the United States to help encourage young people to pursue their path in agriculture. She shares her journey and the things she’s learned along the way.Read More
We first learned of Eleni, a chicken farmer in Central Washington State when she was 10-years old, now at 11 she is wise beyond her years. This episode will inspire young girls and the most seasoned of farmers!Read More
This special Mother's Day episode focuses on childcare and how it influences decisions on farm business, division of labor for farm and home, productivity and the stress of the social and financial implications.Read More
The making of a documentary film to honor women’s role in agriculture throughout history.Read More
Carey Portell was severely injured in a head on accident with a drunk driver, her life forever changed. After two years in a wheelchair, Carey returned to farming with AgrAbility's help.Read More
Farming in Iowa is not all unusual, but urban farming is definitely in the minority. Jenny Quiner is a vegetable farmer in Des Moines, IA - in this episode she shares her 'speed bumps and hiccups' while navigating regulations, policies and the learning curve in bringing this type of agriculture to Iowa.Read More
We know from our own experience that women are more likely to ask first, "What can I do to support my family, and what can I do to support my community?"Read More
A Year in Review - Audra and Kate recap the past year's episodes and lessons learned, and give a peek into the episodes coming in 2018.Read More
TOUGHER was founded in 2015 when founder and former Iowa farm kid, Stacey Gose reached her peak of frustration over how poorly women are served by the workwear industry. She was simply tired of shopping for menswear and she knew other women were too.Read More