Annie's Project: A Vision for Education

Follow the Queen of the Show Ring at the Iowa State Fair

Stock show life is the foundation of Lexi Marek's upbringing in agriculture. From the Iowa State Fair show ring to the Miss Iowa pageant stage, this young FarmHer has a way of inspiring everyone she meets and is a driving force within the future of agriculture. In this episode, join Lexi at the show barn and meet her show pig. Then, learn what judges look for in a show pig and check out Lexi's favorite fair food.

The Diversification of Five Marys Farms

It’s finally March and that can only mean one thing: it’s Women's History Month! At FarmHer, we meet women every day who are making history. Whether that’s through interaction on social media, an in-person meeting, or even a podcast interview. To kick our favorite month off, we brought in one extraordinary FarmHer who is so much more than just a FarmHer. She’s an entrepreneur of over twenty small businesses in different industries, mother to four other FarmHers who all happen to be named Mary, wife to a rancher she works right alongside, teacher to many, creative content creator, and more. I mean really, the list could keep going all day. Meet Mary of Five Marys Farms!

Manufacturing in a FarmHer Way

Manufacturing: it might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of FarmHers but for FarmHer Heather Bruce- it has been her whole life! Heather is the CEO of Osmundson Manufacturing, a worldwide leader that sells its parts to original equipment manufacturers, farm stores, and other distributors throughout North America, Australia, Russia, China, Vietnam, and even more countries. She is the fifth generation of this family-owned company. Her growing company prides itself on community involvement, the continuation of growth, and a family-focused work-life balance.

FarmHer Firsts- FFA Edition

Where are our past, current, and future FFA members?! This podcast is for all the officHers! Listen in as we chat with Peg Armstrong-Gustafson, Iowa’s first female state FFA president and female national officer candidate. Women like Peg pave the way for women like you!

July is Ice Cream Month! Yum!

Did you know July is Ice Cream Month?! On this episode of FarmHer Talks, we discussed dairy in the most delicious way. Marji is joined by Stacey Noe who has not only built her career in the ag industry but has a new venture full of dairy goodness.

Dairies Coast to Coast

In honor of Dairy Month Marji joined two very different Dairy farmers on this week's episode of FarmHer Talks. From a sixth-generation Maryland cow dairy to a Washington microgoat dairy, she traveled coast to coast to get the details on two different sides of the industry. Meet the women of the Brooms Bloom Dairy in Maryland and then across the country to the infectiously positive Rachael of the Lost Peacock goat micro-dairy.

Where Art and Agriculture Meet: Des Moines Metro Opera

We hear the word "art" and don't take into consideration how broad it is. From the FarmHer beginnings of photography to the Des Moines Metro Opera, it is all art. And it shows us the world through a different lens. Just like in agriculture, you may not think you are a part of it but it enriches your everyday life. And the Des Moines Metro Opera is taking the agriculture world by storm with its world premiere of A Thousand Acres on July 9, 2022. Learn more about the event and how art tackles the tough issues in agriculture on this episode of FarmHer Talks.

Pollinators and the BIG Role They Play Everyday

At FarmHer, we LOVE pollinators that's why Marji decided to chat with Keri Carstens, an expert on the subject. She'll explain the status of pollinators in our country, how we got here, what role modern agriculture plays, and what the future holds, on this episode of FarmHer Talks.

A New Lease on Life

Have you ever felt like you needed a fresh start? On our most recent episode of FarmHer Talks, Marji chatted with a duo who have given their family farm a new lease on life. Meet Shelby Watson Hampton and Susan Watson White, the niece and aunt behind some of Maryland’s finest wines.