March 8 is International Women’s Day. It’s a global day to recognize and celebrate women’s and girls’ social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. It’s also a time to raise awareness of the progress made towards achieving gender equality and the work remaining to be done.

This year’s theme for International Women’s day is Inspire Inclusion. We took a look through the vast numbers of guests we’ve had on The Rural Woman Podcast and chose a handful of guests’ that amplify the message of inclusion. Their stories not only inspire inclusion for Women in Agriculture, but strive to break down barriers for all women.

If you’d like to read more about this years theme and to have a deepend understanding of what does it mean to truly inspire inclusion – I encourage you to check out the International Women’s Day blog post linked here.

Check out the episodes below:

    EPISODE 104 –THE INTERSECTION OF BLACK CULTURE AND HORTICULTURE

    WITH COLAH B. TAWKIN

    On today’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll meet meet Colah B. Tawkin. A mom, comedian, Host of the renowned podcast Black in the Garden, and lifelong nature-lover, Colah draws on the strength of her ancestors and her awe-inspiring range of life experiences as she becomes the ultimate “plantrepreneur.” In a world where all the garden fairies and most of the gnomes are white, the Black in the Garden podcast amplifies the experiences and expertise of Black plantkeepers. 

    EPISODE 109 – RECOVERING KNOWLEDGE AND ACCESS TO HEALTHY INDIGENOUS FOODS

    WITH JESSIKA GREENDEER

    On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll meet Jessika Greendeer. Jessika is a Ho-Chunk Nation tribal member from Baraboo, WI and a member of the Deer Clan. She is currently the Seed Keeper and Farm Manager at Dream of Wild Health. Dream of Wild Health  is an intertribal, independent nonprofit that serves the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Native American community. Each year Dream of Wild Health teaches Native American youth about gardening, cooking, and culture while developing job and leadership skills throughout youth programs. Dream of Wild Health runs a CSA called the Indigenous Food Share (IFS) and sells produce at three farmers markets in Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

    Prior to her time DWH. Jessika has worked as the Agricultural Division Manager for her nation and has previously served as a garden mentor within her Nation’s organic community gardens. She is a U.S. Army Combat Veteran and completed a Veteran-to-Farmer training program at the Rodale Institute in Pennsylvania

    EPISODE 110 – ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR FARMERS, RANCHERS, AND AGRICULTURAL WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES

    WITH RACHEL JARMAN

    On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll meet Rachel Jarman. Rachel grew up on a grain farm in ohio and participated in 4-h for 10 years. She attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a BS in Agriculture systems management. In 2017 Rachel and her husband started their own mixed operation, Bank Barn Meats, where they now direct market hand raised pork,chicken, lamb and beef.  

    EPISODE 124 – AGAINST THE GRAIN: ADVOCATING FOR WOMEN IN AG

    WITH MEGZ REYNOLDS

    On this episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll meet Megz Reynolds. Megz grew up in Calgary, AB and had a 10 year career in the Canadian film industry before trading film sets for tractor cabs and moving to a grain farm in SW Saskatchewan. Megz jumped right into farming, starting an apprenticeship as a heavy duty mechanic at a local equipment dealership as well as learning to run all of the equipment on the farm.

    EPISODE 146 – WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AND GENDER DIVERSITY IN AGRICULTURE

    WITH HANNAH KONSCHUH

    Hannah Konschuh is a grain farmer, operating Generation Land & Grain Co. near Cluny Alberta, joining her family farm as part of their succession plan. Prior to that, Hannah completed a B.Sc in Agriculture and M.Sc. in Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan and worked in a number of research and policy roles.

    EPISODE 162 – BLAZING TRAILS FOR WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

    WITH DR. TAMMY GRAY-STEELE

    Dr. Tammy Gray-Steele is the first American agricultural specialist, agripreneur, educator, and women and children advocate. Born and raised on a farm, she received her secondary education in the rustic and rural community of Wewoka, Oklahoma. Upon graduating high school, Dr. Steele left Oklahoma to pursue a dual educational and business career in New York City. Armed with the legal degree she obtained from New York University Law School, and the requisite legal business experience she acquired on Manhattan’s Wall Street, she returned home to her family farm, and started to give back to the Oklahoma rural communities, in the process working full-time in the Oklahoma Corporate legal arena, and devoting time to study for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Horticulture and Childcare Development Certifications.