The podcast serves as a dynamic platform for women to engage in meaningful discussions about agricultural issues while amplifying the traditional, cultural, and experiential knowledge that women bring to the forefront of the industry. In each episode, Host Audra Mulkern engages in enlightening conversations with a diverse range of women who contribute to agriculture in various capacities. These women include scientists, journalists, technologists, entrepreneurs, advocates, and farmers. Through their unique perspectives and experiences, they shed light on the multifaceted world of agriculture and the pivotal roles women play within it.
Growing Aloha 'Aina: Culture, Heritage, and Legacy
In conversation with Ku'uipo Garrido of Na Mea Kupono Farm and Learning Center on the north shore of O'ahu in Hawai'i. Our discussion centers on the preservation and nurturing of the unique culture, heritage, and legacy of growing Kalo and connecting with the land.
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From Flocks to Fabric: Tracing the Threads of Wool in America's History
From Two Decades in the Military to First-Generation Farming in Rural Utah. Meet Annette Allan of Wild Red Clover Ranch and Fiber Mill, who now raises alpacas, wool sheep, and operates one of the nation's rare fiber mills. Explore the intriguing history of wool in the Americas and the journey of a beginning farmer with us.
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Fields of Change: Representative Chellie Pingree on Farming, Equity, and the Future of Agriculture
Farmer and U.S. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree joins us to provide the latest developments on the 2023 Farm Bill and shed light on the USDA Discrimination Financial Assistance Program, a vital initiative aimed at rectifying historical loan discrimination within the agricultural sector. Representative Pingree passionately advocates for gender equality in agriculture, recognizing the pivotal role women play in the field. She shares her personal journey, transitioning from farming to a career in politics, and inspires women to consider running for public office as a means to drive positive change and champion important causes.
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Balancing the Books of American Agriculture with Beth Hoffman
Can we balance the books of American Agriculture? Beth Hoffman an agricultural journalist, university professor, and Iowa farmer joins the podcast to discuss her new book, “Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America”. Our wide-ranging conversation centers around dispelling the myths about America’s farms and farmers, and the reality of the punishing economics of modern farming.www.femalefarmerproject.org
Pumpkins, Potatoes and Pizza with Lexi Westover
First-generation Farmer Lexi shares what her first year of farming looked like and how pumpkins, potatoes and pizza played a big role in her journey.SHOW NOTES:http://www.femalefarmerproject.org/the-podcast/2021/12/15/pumpkins-potatoes-and-pizza-with-lexi-westoverLETS CONNECT:www.twitter.com/femalefarmerswww.instagram.com/rootedinthevalley/www.facebook.com/FemaleFarmerProject/www.femalefarmerproject.org
Farm (and other F words) with Sarah K Mock
Why do we love the idea of small family farms? Our guest, Sarah K Mock says it’s because we’ve been told the stories about family farms from an early age through nursery rhymes and picture books. But does that bucolic ideal exist? Sarah provides an agriculture insider’s critique of the romantic agrarian ideal of the small family farm. She lays bare the shortcomings of that narrative — not all is as virtuous as it seems. In this thought-provoking conversation, Mock challenges the many conceptions about farming and farmers and asks the hard questions about the viability of the current systems.SHOW NOTES:www.femalefarmerproject.org/the-podcast/2021/11/2/farm-and-other-f-words-with-sarah-k-mockLETS CONNECT:www.twitter.com/femalefarmerswww.instagram.com/rootedinthevalley/www.facebook.com/FemaleFarmerProject/www.femalefarmerproject.org
My absolute favorite podcast! Each episode consists of such lovely conversation. Many of which are so incredibly relatable, and all of which are so crucial to be spoken out loud as female farmers work toward equity in this industry. I am grateful for these conversations as they help pass the time, while simultaneously educating, relating, and allowing me to reflect!
Episode w/ Mama Karen Washington
I thoroughly enjoyed this episode, so much that I’ve saved it to reference in the future. As an aspiring farmer part of the “returning generation”, I am always eager to soak up information from my elders. Thanks for this episode!
Congrats on a great podcast. Very informative and innovative.