The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 89 – Saving the Guinea Hogs with Cathy R. Payne

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Cathy R. Payne, Ed.D., retired from a thirty-three year teaching career in 2010. At age fifty-seven, she started a sustainable farm, Broad River Pastures, in Elberton, Georgia with her husband, Jon. The farm specialized in nutrient-dense food and heritage breeds of livestock. In her third year of farming, she discovered the Guinea Hog breed. It seemed like a perfect fit for an eleven-acre homestead. She became frustrated, however, about the scant information she could find about the hogs’ history and bloodlines. Cathy had experience with interviews, research, and writing from her doctoral program, so decided to write the book herself  titled Saving the Guinea Hogs: The Recovery of an American Homestead Breed which we’ll speak about today. Be sure to stay tuned to the end of this episode for a special discount code Cathy has generously offered to the listeners of The Rural Woman Podcast. 


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Katelyn Duban

Katelyn Duban

Farmer | Podcast Host | Coach

Welcome to Wild Rose Farmer! My name is Katelyn Duban and I am a first generation female farmer in Southern Alberta, Canada. I married into agriculture back in 2016 to my multigenerational farmer husband, affectionately known as Mr. Wild Rose Farmer. We live and grow on our families certified organic grain and oilseed operation. In the Spring and Summer seasons, I raise a small herd of meat goats and have previously raised bottle calves as well.

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