FarmHer Shining the Light on Women in Ag at the 2017 Iowa State Fair

FarmHer Photo Exhibit Debuts at the 2017 Iowa State Fair

Marji Guyler-Alaniz Unveils Photo Work Focused on Iowa Women in Agriculture

(NASHVILLE, TENN. — August 10, 2017) FarmHer, an organization dedicated to shining a light on women in agriculture, returns to the Iowa State Fair with a photography show showcasing Iowa “FarmHers.” The exhibition of images captured by Marji Guyler-Alaniz, the founder of FarmHer, features a collection of images of four Iowa women that have been featured in the award winning television series on RFD-TV.

The FarmHer’s featured in the exhibit include Lexi Marek of Washington, Iowa; Lois Reichert of Knoxville, Iowa; Jennie Smith of Des Moines, Iowa; and Shanen Ebersole of Kellerton, Iowa.

The photographic work gives viewers an inside look at the nitty-gritty lives of female farmers working in food production and different aspects of agriculture. The FarmHer photographic work works to shine a spotlight on women in agriculture, a group that makes up 32% of the farming workforce and is one of the fastest growing groups in the industry. In addition to the photography showcase, the exhibit will also feature clips from the first season of the award-winning television show “FarmHer,” which airs weekly on the national cable network, RFD-TV.

The exhibit is sponsored by Nationwide Agribusiness and will be on display at The Iowa State Fair from Thursday, August 10 thru Sunday, August 20, 2017.

In addition to the photo exhibit, FarmHer fans can shop a wide variety of FarmHer merchandise, apparel, and home goods at the second location including limited-edition series of Iowa State Fair themed shirts. Stop by the booth to snag a free FarmHer photo fan or FarmHer Iowa State Fair temporary tattoo. The FarmHer merchandise booth is located south of the Varied Industries Building.

“Being an Iowa-based organization, the Iowa State Fair is near and dear to FarmHer,” says Marji Guyler-Alaniz, Founder and President of FarmHer. “We are excited to bring not only our merchandise and FarmHer trailer back to the fair this year, but are honored to have an all new FarmHer photography display in the Agricultural Building. The FarmHer display will give the fair-goers a unique perspective on agriculture.”

The FarmHer photo exhibit is located in the Agricultural Building on the ground floor in between the iconic butter cow and the famous ‘Egg On a Stick’ booth. The FarmHer merchandise booth is located south of the Varied Industries Building (see reference map of both locations below).


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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