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Female Farmers: Feminist Friday

This is an interesting topic that I heard on NPR or a local radio show. Did you know that most of the farmers in the entire world are women? Why does that seem so odd? It’s not strange to think of women in the garden. Women have been helping their husbands run farms for eons. So why is it that when we think of farmers, the picture in our minds is a male figure?

The number of female farm operators has increased dramatically.  According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, the number of female operators is 969,672. So the 30 % of female farmers are running the farm, while the male figure goes off to a separate job or helps out on the farm.

If you get a chance, check out this photography of female farmers by FarmHer. It really is fabulous!

http://www.farmher.com/