45 episodes

A podcast series that aims to serve as a platform for women to discuss agricultural issues, and give power to the traditional, cultural, and experience-driven knowledge.

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A podcast series that aims to serve as a platform for women to discuss agricultural issues, and give power to the traditional, cultural, and experience-driven knowledge.

    The New Cowgirl with Beth Robinette

    The New Cowgirl with Beth Robinette

    How do new and first-generation ranchers find the hands-on knowledge and mentors needed to become successful? We’re increasingly seeing first-generation farmers and ranchers turning to agriculture as their chosen career. But what do you do when you haven’t been raised on the ranch? The New Cowgirl Camp fills the gap! Beth Robinette is a fourth-generation cattle rancher in Washington State. She is a co-founder and hosts the New Cowgirl Camp, an intensive beginning ranching course for women. She shares how she finds ties to family legacy in her daily work, and how she is trying to build resilient systems.

    SHOW NOTES:
    www.femalefarmerproject.org/the-podcast/2020/8/28/the-new-cowgirl-with-beth-robinette

    New Cowgirl Camp: https://www.newcowgirlcamp.com/

    LETS CONNECT:
    twitter.com/femalefarmers
    www.instagram.com/rootedinthevalley/
    www.facebook.com/FemaleFarmerProject/
    www.femalefarmerproject.org

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Microsoft FarmBeats with Zerina Kapetanovic

    Microsoft FarmBeats with Zerina Kapetanovic

    Zerina Kapetanovic is at the intersection of technological innovation and food production. She’s working with Microsoft’s FarmBeats team to enable data-driven farming. Microsoft believes that data, coupled with the farmer’s knowledge and intuition about their own farm, can help increase farm productivity, and also help reduce costs. The team are building several unique solutions using low-cost sensors, drones, and vision and machine learning algorithms.

    LETS CONNECT:
    twitter.com/femalefarmers
    www.instagram.com/rootedinthevalley/
    www.facebook.com/FemaleFarmerProject/
    www.femalefarmerproject.org

    • 26 min
    Women for the Land: with Dr Gabrielle McNally of American Farmland Trust

    Women for the Land: with Dr Gabrielle McNally of American Farmland Trust

    Statistics don’t lie. The future of agriculture is increasingly female. In conversation with Dr Gabrielle McNally of American Farmland Trust’s new initiative - Women for the Land. We discuss the nearly one million women farm operators and over half-a-million additional women landowners who lease their land to farmers and the policies and programs that have supported women farmers and which ones have left them behind.

    SHOW NOTES:
    www.femalefarmerproject.org/the-podcast/2020/3/5/women-for-the-land-with-dr-gabrielle-mcnally-of-american-farmland-trust

    LETS CONNECT!!
    twitter.com/femalefarmers
    www.instagram.com/rootedinthevalley/
    www.facebook.com/FemaleFarmerProject/
    www.femalefarmerproject.org

    • 41 min
    Empowering Female Farmers in Africa with Ruramiso Mashumba

    Empowering Female Farmers in Africa with Ruramiso Mashumba

    Ruramiso Mashumba farms in eastern Zimbabwe. She grows indigenous organic grains including maize, whole brown rice, sorghum, millet and gumtrees. She also grows peas for export and breeds cattle. Ruramiso holds an Agriculture Business Management degree from the University of West England and University of Iowa. She has 10 years’ experience in agriculture and has served in leadership roles as well as winning many awards and fellowships.

    She is passionate about empowering women in Africa to combat poverty and malnutrition by empowering and equipping them with skills and knowledge in agriculture.

    SHOW NOTES:
    www.femalefarmerproject.org/the-podcast/2020/2/22/empowering-female-farmers-in-africa-with-ruramiso-mashumba

    LETS CONNECT!!
    twitter.com/femalefarmers
    www.instagram.com/rootedinthevalley/
    www.facebook.com/FemaleFarmerProject/
    www.femalefarmerproject.org

    • 42 min
    The Land of Milk and Money - Women in Dairy

    The Land of Milk and Money - Women in Dairy

    Madeline and Abbe Turner, a mother-daughter farming team from Lucky Penny Farm join us to discuss their new book that celebrates a community of women in dairy who as entrepreneurs are growing local businesses and cultivating the next generation of thriving family farms, meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable enterprises.

    Shownotes: www.femalefarmerproject.org/the-podcast/2020/2/3/the-land-of-milk-and-money-women-in-dairy

    LETS CONNECT!!
    twitter.com/femalefarmers
    www.instagram.com/rootedinthevalley/
    www.facebook.com/FemaleFarmerProject/
    www.femalefarmerproject.org

    • 35 min
    'Inherit it or Marry it' - women accessing farmland with Dr Ryanne Pilgeram

    'Inherit it or Marry it' - women accessing farmland with Dr Ryanne Pilgeram

    A discussion with Dr. Ryanne Pilgeram about her decade long research about women in agriculture and the social, financial and other barriers they contend with including the acquisition of land. Historically women have been excluded from owning land and locked out of the successorship of generational farmland. Land ownership is the great tell of inequality in communities. Women not only have to be creative in navigating the acquisition of land and financing, but they are having to move further out from city centers where their customer base is.
    Show Notes: www.femalefarmerproject.org/the-podcast/2019/12/1/inherit-it-or-marry-it-women-accessing-farmland-with-dr-ryanne-pilgeram

    LETS CONNECT!!
    twitter.com/femalefarmers
    www.instagram.com/rootedinthevalley/
    www.facebook.com/FemaleFarmerProject/
    www.femalefarmerproject.org

    • 55 min

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