48 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 98 Ratings

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.

    Reframing the story of Black Farmers with Karen Washington

    Reframing the story of Black Farmers with Karen Washington

    In this conversation with Karen Washington, we unpack the narrative of Africa’s descendants and their agricultural past. We also tackle the biggest misconceptions that the public has about food access in communities of color. We talk about the racial inequities in the food system, and how food apartheid is an economic and power issue. We also learn about the new Black Farmer Fund and the work they are doing to create social capital and communal wealth in Black communities. A Cultivating Culture Episode with Melony Edwards

    SHOW NOTES:
    http://www.femalefarmerproject.org/the-podcast/2021/2/2/black-farmers-with-karen-washington

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

    • 48 min
    Ethical Meat with Meredith Leigh

    Ethical Meat with Meredith Leigh

    The Vegan turned Farmer, Butcher, Author, and Educator Meredith Leigh joins us to discuss her new book, Ethical Meat. As a deep systems thinker, Meredith shares her thoughts on morality, power, privilege, and race in the context of our food system. We also dig into the COVID accelerated change we saw in 2020 and making space for women’s voices.

    SHOW NOTES:
    www.femalefarmerproject.org/the-podcast/2021/1/19/ethical-meat-with-meredith-leigh

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

    • 57 min
    Estimated Breeding Values with Michelle Canfield

    Estimated Breeding Values with Michelle Canfield

    This is part two of our live recorded episodes from the AAAS where examine the impact of emerging technologies on the way we produce food and how we can leverage that technology to build a better and more resilient food system. Michelle Canfield is a farmer and an electrical engineer in the medical device industry by day and in her free time does education and outreach around quantitative genetics for seedstock selection.

    SHOW NOTES:
    http://www.femalefarmerproject.org/the-podcast/2020/10/21/estimated-breeding-values-with-michelle-canfield

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

    • 23 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Alice in Avl ,

Amazing Interview!

The Ethical Meat with Meredith Leigh episode was absolutely riveting! I had to go back and listen to some parts a couple times because of how deep, moving, and important they were. I am still thinking about parts of this episode a week later, specifically related to my relationship with eating meat, how and when I take a strong stance on somethiing I'm passionate about, and the final question about what it would look like to feel fully supported in work and life. Thanks to both of you for this awesome, thought-provoking interview!

W4tLand ,

Yes, please more!

Love that this podcast exists to feature the many women who've been a part of agriculture all along but may not have been visible and the others who are just getting into the industry. We'll need everyone historically left out of positions of power in our food system to navigate the future, and this podcast is a great way to support those trying to make a more diverse and inclusive agricultural system a reality.

cel 1 ,

Best podcast out there - Get ready to be inspired

Thank you for such a great podcast. I appreciate the inspiration! Each episode leaves me ready to roll up my sleeves and dive into a new project!

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