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
In service of our country these women veterans and farmers share their experience in leaving the military and launching their farm business and how they have been healed along the way.Read More
We join Mary Swander, Iowa's Poet Laureate, distinguished professor and award-winning author at her kitchen table in an old Amish schoolhouse to discuss the intersection of art and agriculture. Listen for the sounds of Amish country - clip clops from the passing horse and buggy and the school bell that graces the entry to her home.Read More
Ellen Rosmann of Rosmann Family Farms in Iowa shares how she balances family, farm and her several farm business enterprises that include a food hub and a restaurant.Read More
Shauna Farver of Farver Farms paints us a picture of her rural life and shares her fascinating farm enterprise where she took a commodity farm product and turned it into a local food value-add product. Now her product is sold all over Montana and has a unique marketing model you want to know about.Read More
We can close the gender gap by closing the data gap. A discussion with Barbara Rater, the Director of the Census and Survey Division at USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on the importance of women farmers, farmers of color and indigenous farmers completing the upcoming census.Read More
We're kicking off our new series exploring the intersections of art and agriculture with Kat Wright. Kat is the farmer/artist behind our podcast logo and was inspired by some special farmers in creating our logo, plus we have an big announcement! Podcast Tees!Read More
Farm-to-Table Restaurants - it seems like a natural extension. But is it just one step further to create a self-sustaining supply chain? Host Kate Doughty talks with two farmers who opened their own restaurants and discovers not only their motivations but also the challenges in being both farmer and restauranteur.Read More
"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
"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!"
From our guests:
"I was extremely honored to be asked to participate in an interview with Audra a while back for her Female Farmer Project. I was more than happy to share my own story, but what I couldn’t have expected, was that I would come away from the interview feeling so encouraged and supported in my ‘Woman in Ag’ role. Audra’s passion for her project is contagious, and the acceptance I found here for all types of ag and women in all positions in the industry was remarkable!" - Shauna Farver, Farver Farms
Goat Yoga, its a fitness craze that is sweeping the nation, but what is the potential for farms to capitalize and diversify their income? Lainey Morse, founder of Goat Yoga 'ruminants' with host, Kate Doughty.Read More
Kriss Marion, a staple in the Wisconsin agriculture community and her bed and breakfast farm enterpriseRead More
Part two of a two-part series that focuses on farm financing.Read More
Part one of a two-part series that focuses on farm financing. When farmers are looking to purchase land, expand operations and make capital improvements where do they turn? This episode focuses on the increasingly popular non-traditional routes; microloans and crowdfunding.Read More