Episode 197 – Building Your Rural Community with Jessica Garza

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On this week’s episode, Jessica shares about the changes of Moose Valley Ranch’s business to offer more variety and how diversifying the ranches business model has positively affected her local community. Additionally, Jessica highlights the importance of personal growth and motivation along with the importance of having a local, rural community. 

Jessica Garza and her husband Christopher are the owners of Moose Valley Ranch located in Springdale WA.

They built the business to diversify the family ranch beyond traditional agriculture and to create growth in her local economy. Jessica creates community with rural women entrepreneurs through her event Gather, and supports other western small businesses by coordinating a large western market called Market in the Mountains.

Online, she fosters connections in the PNW with a virtual Rural Chamber of Commerce and shares on farm safety, business, family, the ranch, and her specialty of Crimes against Children as a former Detective.


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Get ready as we delve into…

  • Diversifying the Ranches Business Model

  • Community Reaction to Jessica’s Business and its Impacts

  • The Importance of a Rural Community
  • Current Offerings at Moose Valley Ranch

  • Expansion of the Ranch and Helping the Community

  • Motivating Yourself and Personal Growth  



Jessica Garza | Moose Valley Ranch | Instagram | Facebook


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Katelyn Duban

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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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