On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll meet Amanda Volsen. Amanda grew up on a hobby farm in western Wisconsin and now finds herself in south central Minnesota, married to a 6th generation farmer. She and her husband, Eric, keep very busy raising corn, soybeans, small grains and four children who are the 7th generation in this farming family. Amanda helps in numerous ways on the farm through keeping books, driving grain cart during harvest and filling in on all the numerous jobs that pop up on a busy farm. She has been a registered nurse for 14 years and continues to work as a cardiac nurse on a casual basis at Mayo in Rochester, Minnesota. Amanda is also a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician with her rural ambulance service. She has served her community in this capacity for the past five years. In addition to these things, Amanda also has a passion for photography and the ability a photograph her families adventures on the farm.
New Podcast Interview
I had the honor of sharing my story on The Ag State of Podcast hosted by Jason Medows. The Ag State of Mind podcast focuses on mental health and how it affects those of us involved in agriculture.
I shared my journey in mental health, my life on the farm and how I transitioned into farming, how The Rural Woman Podcast got its start, and why the stories of Women In Ag are so important.
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Review of The Week
In it together!
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ – SassyMrsR via Apple Podcasts · Canada
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