The Leading Ladies of Country Farms and Homesteads
Women have held the reins on farms and homesteads across the United States throughout the nation’s history, but recent trends show we may soon have more women than men in agriculture. Why? We let the ladies, themselves, explain in a special series. A few highlights include:
- Amy Fewell, a mom who left her hectic lifestyle for a healthier, more natural environment after her son was diagnosed with asthma.
- Cyndi Ball and Trina Reynolds, leaders of Ladies Homestead Gathering, a national nonprofit filling a need for community among female homesteaders.
- Mardi Jo Link, author of the book Bootstrapper, who made things work on her farm with her three boys after her divorce.
- Jenna Woginrich, a single woman who raises animals (and has studied falconry) in New York state and has written 5 books about her adventures.
- Brinton Fox, a young farmer in her 20s who chose the profession because of her passion for healthier food choices.
And that's just the beginning of the exciting stories we have to share with you this month. Look below for more fascinating country folks, tips on getting fit in the country and an overview of how many acres you may need for different land uses and how to find the right contractor.
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