According to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) data, the number of U.S. farms operated by women almost tripled over the past three decades with women running more farms and ranches, operating more land, and producing a greater value of agricultural products than ever before.
The Female Farmer Project, created by photographer, Audra Gaines Mulkern, is a celebration of this movement: the rise of women in agriculture.
Recently featured on the Huffington Post, the Female Farmer Project, is “an ongoing documentation through photography and story of the rise of women in farming. It is a beautiful and powerful collection of stories of women who create change in our food systems” (Brad Puet, The Female Farmer Project, Follow Brad on Twitter).
Click here to view this amazing collection of women making meaningful change in the agriculture industry. You’ll also find more information regarding the intention for this special project, as well as more on the woman behind its creation.
But one installment just wasn’t enough to share all of the stories, which are so colorfully captured by Audra. Look here for an additional installment of photos, featuring female farmers working hard at what they love to do.
As the first feature points out, land ownership is a financial obstacle for many young and new farmers. If you are a woman who is, or aspires to be, a farmer or ecopreneur, AgAmerica Lending can help with financing farmland. While there are many different farm loan resources out there for beginning farmers, women specifically, AgAmerica is celebrated as a leader in the ag lending industry. Our ranch loans and farm loans for women (and everyone!) boast low interest rates (as low as 2.9%!) and flexible payment plans. All this, when combined with AgAmerica’s unparalleled expertise in agriculture lending and excellence in customer service, renders AgAmerica an attractive option for seasoned or aspiring female ecopreneurs.