Less than 2% of the US population now takes part in farming. If men and women such as Emily Grace and her husband decide not to farm, our food supply will become more and more endangered.
Originally posted on Beef and Sweet Tea:
The roles of women in agriculture are changing. We’ve always been important. What stands to be acknowledged today is how we are evolving with the modern challenges in agriculture.
- we are taking over our fathers’ farms
- we are widows owning farms across the nation as we outlive our good farming men
- we are nurturers who have a 6th sense for land and business, family and farm
– we’re the new farmers on the block, and we’re finding that even if we grew up in the city, we’re really good at this farming thing
“From a global perspective, women-run farms dedicated to growing food are far from unusual. Women grow 60% to 80% of developing countries’ food supply and are responsible for half of the world’s food production, according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates.” ~Katie Micik
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