Agvocacy is a very broad topic. In this second installment of #WomenInAg podcast, listen to a robust discussion from women in ag about their experience being agvocates. (ICYMI: here’s the first podcast.)
Kim Keller talks about her own passion for mental health while Sarah Schultz echoes the sentiment and shares why she becomes an agvocate. Also listen to Ginelle Pidwerbesky and Marji Guyler-Alaniz speak candidly about the current challenges and stereotypes facing women in agriculture. Women are not typically seen as influential in decision making process; “Have your husband get in contact with me for a quote,” is heard way too often at trade shows.
This is a conversation that you do not want to miss!
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Sarah is a nurse who fell in love with and married a farmer. They’re raising their fifth generation farm boys Braden and Ethan on the beautiful Alberta prairies where they also raise 6,000 acres of wheat, canola and yellow peas on the family farm. Sarah is passionate about photography, cooking & baking and then writing about it all on her blog Nurse Loves Farmer. She also loves to share her passion for agriculture by sharing what she learns with her blog readers and the social media world.
Ginelle has been a Territory Manager for CANTERRA SEEDS for three years. She also farms with her Dad on a 9,200 ac farm west of Saskatoon, near Borden, SK and is one of the founders of Women In Ag SK. When she’s not running a RED piece of equipment or travelling her territory, she can be found at the gym, reading a book or promoting Women in Agriculture any way she knows how.
President and Founder of FarmHer, Marji is a lifetime Iowan and lover of photography. That love, combined with Graphic Design, Journalism and Photography degrees from Grand View University, an MBA from Drake University and an 11-year career in corporate agriculture led her to launch FarmHer in the spring of 2013. Through FarmHer she has a goal of updating the image of agriculture by showing the female side of farming and building a community of women in agriculture. Her work for FarmHer has been featuring in an expanse of publications ranging from Smithsonian Magazine and Fast Company to Modern Farmer and Successful Farming