RFD-TV’s Original TV Series “FarmHer” Wins Cynopsis TV Award for the “Best Reality Series: Family-Focused” Category
Honorable Mentions in the “Best Reality Series: Food/Lifestyle and Documentary” Categories
(NASHVILLE, TENN. — February 9th, 2017) RFD-TV is proud to announce that its new documentary series “FarmHer” has been selected as a winner of a Cynopsis TV Award for the “Best Reality Series: Family-Focused” category. Honorable mentions were also given for the docu series in the “Best Reality Series: Food/Lifestyle and Documentary” categories.
The Cynopsis TV Awards and 20th Anniversary Gala were held in New York on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The event included an anniversary reception followed by a dinner announcing the TV Award winners.
“It was an honor to be in NYC and accept this award on behalf of “FarmHer” and RFD-TV,” said Raquel Gottsch “FarmHer” executive producer. “This show is all about family, hard work, and updating the image of agriculture to include women. These are beautiful women doing amazing work and it’s our job to capture them in their everyday lives. We visited over 43 farms and ranches during season one, and even though they are all so very different, they are also very similar in their love for the land, care for the community, and desire to feed the people. The FarmHers we profile each week are the true stars of the show, so we humbly share this award with them.”
“I am incredibly proud of the TV show we have built around FarmHer,” said Marji Guyler-Alaniz, founder of FarmHer. “To see my vision of showing the world how important women are to agriculture come to life in such an amazing way is beyond exciting and to have our efforts recognized by the television industry just solidifies the work we are doing.”
RFD-TV’s original series, “FarmHer” premiered in September 2016 and focuses its camera lens to shine a light on women in agriculture through the eyes of professional photographer and TV host Marji Guyler-Alaniz. Female farmers have often gone unnoticed, despite making up 30% of the farming workforce and tripling over the past four decades. “FarmHer” takes viewers on a journey through a day in the life of many diverse women, telling their story and aiming to create a dialogue that highlights the importance women play in agriculture. Each episode of “FarmHer” follows a different female farmer and explores their lives on different farms around the country. From an urban goat dairy farm in Tampa, Florida to an alpaca farm in Salida, Colorado, “FarmHer” takes viewers inside the nitty-gritty lives of female farmers.
FarmHer was founded by Marji in 2013 just after the “God Made a Farmer” Super Bowl Ram commercial aired. A few days after the commercial captivated America, she read an article discussing how it was a beautiful representation of America, but where were the women? She struggled with this fact and decided she wanted to utilize her passion for photography to begin changing the image of agriculture to include women and share their stories. The FarmHer concept started as an online community and photo project and has now grown into a new primetime television series on RFD-TV.
This original series is produced by RFD-TV in partnership with “FarmHer” and presented by Syngenta U.S. Additional sponsors include Mahindra U.S., Nationwide Agribusiness, and Puracyn.
“FarmHer” airs Fridays at 9:30 p.m. EST (encores Saturdays at 11 a.m., Sundays at 9:30 p.m., and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. EST).
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