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FarmHer on RFD-TV Returns With All New Episodes Featuring Iowa Native & Queen of the Ring, Lexi Marek

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#FarmHerFriday Premieres March 10th at 9:30 p.m. ET /.8:30 p.m. CT

Lexi Marek Video Promo

Lexi Marek FarmHer Photos password: PRESS

Video Clips:

"Phillip the Pig Gets Ready" S1 E14: https://youtu.be/49j-yANqeYI

"Pigs Are a Family Affair" S1 E14: https://youtu.be/fBoWr_BsdCM

“Her New Mission” S1 E14: https://youtu.be/tHI5a_M7f28  


(DES MOINES, IOWA/NASHVILLE, TENN. — March 8th, 2017)  This Friday, March 10th at 9:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. CT, “FarmHer,” exclusively on RFD-TV, returns with all new episodes. The first episode out of the gate will feature 22-year-old FarmHer and Iowa native, Lexi Marek from Washington County. 

Lexi spent time this past August with the host and founder of FarmHer, Marji Guyler-Alaniz, and the RFD-TV production team during the world-famous Iowa State Fair where Lexi was in her final show pig after a 16-year showing career. It was during that day at the Iowa State Fair that Marji witnessed history in the making and spent time learning about Lexi’s upbringing in agriculture and how it has shaped her into the FarmHer she is today. 

“I couldn’t be more proud to get to shine the FarmHer light on Lexi, said Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer founder and host. “I have had the pleasure of knowing and working alongside this strong, smart, young FarmHer for a few years now and everything about her shines bright.  To get to follow her through such an important milestone in her life and to share that with our audience is an honor.”

Lexi is a 6th generation farmer. She is a lover of pigs. She is one of four sisters in her family. She is a senior at Iowa State University and she is currently serving as Miss Greater Des Moines and will be competing soon for Miss Iowa. 

“What drew us to Lexi was her deep love for agriculture,” said Raquel Gottsch, Executive Producer of FarmHer on RFD-TV. “At such a young age, she is already making a name for herself as a leader in the agriculture industry. One of my favorite things I heard her say during our interview was regarding her run for Miss Iowa and using that experience to share her passion for agriculture as her platform throughout the competition. And of course, my other favorite quote—if her life could be as good as a pig’s … but you’ll have to watch the episode to see what that means.” 

Lexi’s episode on “FarmHer" will not only tell her personal story, but will also follow her throughout the day to show the television audience what exactly goes into showing pigs at a livestock show. From washing to feeding to entering the show ring, the cameras follow Lexi through her final show. And what better way to end a career than to watch Lexi win Grand Champion with her final pig, Phillip, who sold for $53,000 during the Sale of Champions, breaking the all-time species record at the Iowa State Fair. 

Join the “FarmHer” journey on RFD-TV every #FarmHerFriday at 9:30 p.m. ET. Encore airings include Saturdays at 11 a.m., Sundays at 9:30 p.m. ET, and Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. ET.  “FarmHer” is produced by RFD-TV and presented by Syngenta U.S. Additional sponsors include Mahindra North America, Nationwide Agribusiness, and Puracyn.

For the full program schedule and more information visit rfdtv.com or FarmHer.com

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ABOUT RURAL MEDIA GROUP (RMG):
Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and Western lifestyle. With a mission of reconnecting “city with country,” RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, RURAL RADIO, FamilyNet, and RFD-TV The Magazine. RMG networks are distributed to more than 100 million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Suddenlink, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. Corporate headquarters and broadcast operations are in Nashville, Tennessee. rfdtv.com

ABOUT RFD-TV:
RFD-TV is the flagship network for Rural Media Group. Launched in December 2000, RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television network featuring programming focused on the agribusiness, equine and the rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. RFD-TV produces six hours of live news each weekday in support of rural America and is a leading independent cable channel available in more than 50 million homes.

ABOUT RURAL RADIO:
Found exclusively on SiriusXM channel 147, this is the agribusiness and Western-lifestyle channel for the U.S. and Canada. RURAL RADIO’s program schedule revolves around original productions focused on agriculture, equine, hunting, fishing, Western sports, and living the country life in small towns around rural America. Broadcast operations for the station are located in Nashville, Tennessee. The channel airs multiple exclusive series including “MARKET DAY REPORT,” “RURAL EVENING NEWS,” “RURAL AMERICA LIVE,” and “WESTERN SPORTS ROUND-UP,” as well as “Outside the Barrel,” with Flint Rasmussen, “Commodity Wrap,” with Marlin Bohling, “AgPhD,” “RealAg Radio,” “AgDay,” “FFA Today,” and “Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.” RURAL RADIO also carries live broadcasts of Western sports competitions such as the PBR, PRCA rodeos, and WPCA Chuckwagon races. ruralradio147.com

ABOUT FAMILYNET:
FamilyNet is America’s trusted entertainment network dedicated to providing wholesome and responsible viewing choices for today’s diverse family. familynet.com

ABOUT RFD-TV THE MAGAZINE:
RFD-TV The Magazine is the print programming guide for the networks. It has attracted more than 180,000 paid subscribers.

ABOUT FARMHER:
FarmHer was founded in 2013 to change the image of agriculture, depicting women taking an active role in the industry through photographs and by sharing their stories. It quickly became clear that women in agriculture not only appreciated FarmHer, but they needed it. And they asked for more. Today, FarmHer has grown into much more than just a gallery of images; it is changing the way people perceive a farmer. Through an online community, events, and a weekly TV show, FarmHer continues to update the image of agriculture to include women. Women are rising to the forefront of agriculture and FarmHer is excited to be a driving force behind this effort. Learn more at FarmHer.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Heather Huston, VP of Marketing, RFD-TV, e: heather@rfdtv.com, o: (615) 296-9332
Lexi Marek, Communications Manager, e: lexi@farmher.com, o: (319) 461-8088

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