On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you’ll meet Laurel Ysebaert.

Laurel Ysebaert is a first-generation cattle rancher living in Southern Ontario with her husband and two children. She is passionate about using her platform to advocate for agriculture, mental health, and social justice. She operates her farm store, The Mercantile, at Ysebaert Acres on her ranch and online. She is also a photographer and host and creator of The Chore Beer Chats Podcast.

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[09:45] Exploring Different Career Paths to Landing into Farming

[18:36] Upfront Costs and Challenges of a First-Generation Farmer

[26:34] Biggest Challenges Faced in Growing an Operation

[28:50] Romanticization in Agriculture

[41:54] The Most Rewarding Part of Being a Rural Woman for Laurel

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For full show notes, including links mentioned in the show, head over to wildrosefarmer.com/185

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