In Other Words
5:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Women Farmers

Weeding Spinach, County Rail Farm
Weeding Spinach, County Rail Farm
Credit Tracy Potter-Fins & Margaret De Bona

Producer Lacy Roberts brings us an hour of conversation with and about female farmers. First, we learn why photographer Audra Mulkern started the Female Farmer Project and what it reveals about female back-to-the-land farmers. Next, we sit around the kitchen table with Tracy and Margaret, owners of Dixon, Montana's County Rail Farm, and two of the farm's young interns, Kitty and Morgan, who describe falling for organic farming. Finally, farmer-mom-journalist-editor Courtney Lowery Cowgill of Prairie Heritage Farm near Power, Montana shares how she, a farmer's daughter who vowed to never marry a farmer, did exactly that. Cowgill's description of this phase of her career: "part-time job, full-time Mom, part-time farmer and full-time cook and keeper of the house, the finances, the schedule, the diaper bag..."

(Broadcast: In Other Words, 7/22/14)

Courtney and Willa
Courtney and Willa
Credit Prairie Heritage Farm

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