FarmHer and RFD-TV Salute Moms in Agriculture

FarmHer and RFD-TV Salute Moms in Agriculture

As Mother's Day approaches, we find ourselves thinking of the moms we know who sacrifice and work so hard to help their families.  Moms in agriculture are some of the hardest working -- rearing children while raising crops and livestock.  These women often have a larger view of community and their place in the world has the far-reaching impact of feeding the world. 

This week, RFD-TV is saluting some of the moms who will be featured on our new FarmHer series which will air in September.  FarmHer began as an online photo collection celebrating women in agriculture.  But it has grown from a community of online members to a cultural movement that spotlights and supports women and is changing how the world perceives farmers.

Check out FarmHer.com for more and watch the videos of some of these extraordinary women as we wish all our RFD-TV moms a happy Mother's Day.

Carrie Mess

Carrie works alongside her husband and his parents on their family-owned and operated dairy in Wisconsin.  She is also mother to baby Silas, who goes everywhere with her on the farm.  Though not raised in agriculture, Carrie quickly fell in love with farming when she got married.  Aside from her daily farm duties, Carrie is also an avid advocate for agriculture through her blog, www.dairycarrie.com.

Kris Walker

Kris worked in agribusiness for many years before deciding to leave that role to spend more time raising her kids and working on the generational family farm she runs with her husband.  Her days are spent caring for kids, horses, cattle, coaching 4Hers and being an all around FarmHer!

Karen Kreibel

Karen and Brittany Kreibel are a mother daughter team working together to raise wheat and sheep in Oklahoma.  Karen, a CPA by trade manages the farm while Brittany is off at Oklahoma State pursuing her degree.  Once she graduates she plans to return home to manage the operation with her mother.  The day we visited Brittany was working her way through a day under the hot Oklahoma sun, cleaning seed wheat for her internship.  Brittany, an avid advocate for agriculture and her way of life blogs at: https://bkrehbiel.wordpress.com/

Michelle Jones

Meet Michelle, a first time new mom, RanchHer and FarmHer from Montana.  These images were taken in the final weeks of Michelle's first pregnancy (she is now the proud mother of a healthy baby boy!).  Michelle farms and ranches with her family and husband while also advocating for agriculture through her involvement in various commodity groups in her home state of Montana.  Michelle, who has known she wanted to be a FarmHer since she was just a little girl is following her dreams in the Big Sky state! 

Shayla McCullers

Shayla works alongside her husband and three children on their family ranch near Frostproof, Florida.  Shayla was raised in a Florida (strawberry) farming family and grew up showing livestock.  Her husband is also a lifelong rancher.  Together they have three children, Scarlett, Mariah and Dakota.  The kids have always been involved in 4-H and FFA.  Shayla was a state FFA officer as a young woman and has volunteered for 30 years in Ag-ventures, educating elementary children about farm to plate.  Her oldest daughter, Scarlett was an ag teacher and now is Director of Ag Studies at Warner University and advisor of collegiate FFA. 

Gloria Nuttelman

Gloria is a dairy farmHer in Nebraska, working with her husband, sons and now grandchildren to operate their family farm.  Gloria has been involved in most aspects of the operation over the years and now spends much of her time managing the books and business side of the dairy.  On the day we visited Gloria was working with her granddaughter Mackenzie, bottle-feeding some new calves.  As she and Mackenzie worked, I was able to catch the unique bond between the generations.  

Krystina  Cook

Krystina is a pig RanchHer and mother of three from California.  Krystina, who grew up in the city, founded her ranch from a love of animals and a desire to raise healthy food for her young family.  She was new to agriculture when she began to learn the ropes of raising pigs on a ranch and work her way into the meat industry.  Over the years she has learned and adjusted and built a solid business of restaurants and consumers who look to Cook Pigs for their pork.

   

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