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Farmers fatales: Here are the women who grow your food [SLIDESHOW]

female farmer deleteI once had a boss who dismissed women as farmers and the importance of domestic history to agricultural history this slide show visually relates the importance of women to farming today and to agricultural history.


When somebody says “farmer,” do you automatically think “fella”? Well, think again. Almost one in three U.S. farmers is female — and that number is rising. “My belief is that the 2012 Agricultural Census will show robust growth in the number of women owning farms,” says Kathleen Merrigan, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “There aren’t the same type of gender barriers there once were. I’m heartened by it. More women are at the helm.”

Read more about the women taking charge on U.S. farms.

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This entry was posted on June 8, 2013 by in Gardening & Farming, Women and tagged , , , .


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