The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 76 – Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month Part 4: Remembering David with Liz Hulsizer

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 76 – Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month Part 4: Remembering David with Liz Hulsizer

[TW/CW: MH, MI] This episode of The Rural Woman Podcast contains discussion of mental health, mental illness, discussion of suicide. These themes may be upsetting to some listeners. If you or a loved one find yourself needing emotional support or are in crisis please note the following resources: Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566 or send a text [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 74 – Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month Part 2: Remembering Andrew with Kate Niemeier

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 74 – Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month Part 2: Remembering Andrew with Kate Niemeier

[TW/CW: MH, MI] This episode of The Rural Woman Podcast contains discussion of mental health, mental illness, discussion of suicide. These themes may be upsetting to some listeners. If you or a loved one find yourself needing emotional support or are in crisis please note the following resources: Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566 or send a text [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 73 – Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Part 1: Being Proactive with Mental Health vs. Reactive with Adrienne DeSutter

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 73 – Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Part 1: Being Proactive with Mental Health vs. Reactive with Adrienne DeSutter

[TW/CW: MH, MI] This episode of The Rural Woman Podcast contains discussion of mental health, mental illness, discussion of suicide. These themes may be upsetting to some listeners. If you or a loved one find yourself needing emotional support or are in crisis please note the following resources: Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566 or send a [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 72 – Building The Bridge To Loveland Acres Farm with Scarlett Salamone

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 72 – Building The Bridge To Loveland Acres Farm with Scarlett Salamone

https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15790781/height/360/theme/standard/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/ On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you’ll meet Scarlett Salamone. A chronically ill former inner city special education teacher gone calf loving, goat toting, chicken chasing, duck herding, sheep shearing dairy farmer. Scarlett grew up on the heels of her dad and uncles on her grandparents’ livestock farm  in IL hoping [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 71 – Farming & Homeschooling with Julia Wells

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 71 – Farming & Homeschooling with Julia Wells

https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15746786/height/360/theme/standard/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/ Julia Wells runs The Humble Hive Homestead, a small diverse farm in Central Oklahoma with her husband Kaleb and their two boys. Julia is a Jersey girl turned Okie, who got bit by the farming bug when she moved to Oklahoma and got a few backyard chickens for fresh eggs. Kaleb’s background in FFA, [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 68 – Transition Planning with Agriculture Transition Specialist, Annessa Good: Part 2

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 68 – Transition Planning with Agriculture Transition Specialist, Annessa Good: Part 2

On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you’ll get to hear the much anticipated part 2 of my interview with Annessa Good. Annessa is an Agriculture Transition Specialist at Farm Credit Canada where she helps people start the transition conversation, giving them the tools and resources to work towards goals that keep their [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 67 – Transition Planning with Agriculture Transition Specialist, Annessa Good: Part 1

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 67 – Transition Planning with Agriculture Transition Specialist, Annessa Good: Part 1

On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you’ll meet Annessa Good. Annessa is an Agriculture Transition Specialist at Farm Credit Canada where she helps people start the transition conversation, giving them the tools and resources to work towards goals that keep their operations viable and sustainable.  Annessa recently moved back to the family [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 64 – Raising Pasture Poultry with Nicole Vernon

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 64 – Raising Pasture Poultry with Nicole Vernon

On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you’ll meet Nicole Vernon. Nicole is co-owner of Vernon Family Farm, a non GMO pastured poultry farm on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. She is a farmer, a Spanish teacher, a bilingual mama of 3 adventurous farm girls, a committed wife, a serious multi-tasker and a [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 60 – June Dairy Month Part 2: Brown Swiss & Holsteins & Cats, Oh my! with Becca Hilby

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 60 – June Dairy Month Part 2: Brown Swiss & Holsteins & Cats, Oh my! with Becca Hilby

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast we're continuing June Dairy Month with Becca Hilby. Becca is a first generation dairy farmer from America’s Dairy Land, Wisconsin. Becca and her husband, Joey, live on his family’s farm with their three year old daughter Sophia, and one year old son, Joseph. They raise steers, [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 59 – June Dairy Month Part 1: Don’t Downplay Your Farmer-ness with Sarah Sache

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 59 – June Dairy Month Part 1: Don’t Downplay Your Farmer-ness with Sarah Sache

On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you’ll meet Canadian dairy producer Sarah Sache. Sarah operates West River Farm Ltd. in Rosedale, BC alongside her husband Gene and brother in law Grant. In her twelve years farming she has worked to become well connected in the dairy industry and agriculture community both locally [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 57 – From Fashion to Farming: The Journey to Carbon Beneficial Wool with Star Hoerauf

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 57 – From Fashion to Farming: The Journey to Carbon Beneficial Wool with Star Hoerauf

On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll meet fashionista turned first generation Farmer Star Hoerauf. Star worked in the clothing and fashion industry for many years before she made the jump into farming where she began raising Blue Faced Lester sheep. She says there have always been three key elements throughout her [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 56 – The Next Generation of Farming with The Prairie Farm Project

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 56 – The Next Generation of Farming with The Prairie Farm Project

On this week’s episode of you’ll meet Dana, Jenna, and Nikki of The Prairie Farm Project. The Prairie Farm Project is a partnership of Central Alberta producers dedicated to providing nutritionally dense and ethically raised food and other farm products to families. Together, Lady’s Hat Farm, Redtail Farms and Lazy T Farm market their products [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 54 – Preserving Rural Community in The Maritimes with Alicia Parsons Lushington

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 54 – Preserving Rural Community in The Maritimes with Alicia Parsons Lushington

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you'll meet Alicia Parsons Lushington. Alicia grew up in rural Nova Scotia surrounded by chickens, horses, dairy cows, honey bees and gardens and woods. She attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College first with thoughts of becoming a vet but soon distracted by the world of plants [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 52: Meat Goat Farming with Leslie Svacina from Cylon Rolling Acres

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 52: Meat Goat Farming with Leslie Svacina from Cylon Rolling Acres

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you'll meet Leslie Svacina who owns and runs Cylon Rolling Acres, a grass-based livestock farm near Deer Park in Western Wisconsin. Leslie, with the help of her husband Scott and their two kiddos raise  Boer-Kiko cross goats for meat on pasture. Leslie Svacina | BIO Leslie [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 51 – Feeding The Farm with Deanne Frieders from This Farm Girl Cooks

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 51 – Feeding The Farm with Deanne Frieders from This Farm Girl Cooks

On the week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll meet Deanne Frieders. Wife to a farmer and mother of four, Deanne Frieders is the blogger behind This Farm Girl Cooks. Her focus is on simple, delicious meals your family will actually eat! If you love easy meals, a sprinkle of humor and a dash [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 50 – Speaking From The Heart with Richelle Barrett

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 50 – Speaking From The Heart with Richelle Barrett

On today’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll meet Richelle Barrett. Richelle is a Rancher, Photographer and Writer from Havre, Montana who’s name might sound familiar to those of you have who have been listening to the Rural Woman Podcast from the beginning. Richelle Barrett | Bio I was born and raised on a [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 49 – Raising Gotland Sheep with Kim Goodling

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 49 – Raising Gotland Sheep with Kim Goodling

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you'll hear from Kim Goodling. Kim is shepherd to a flock of Gotland sheep on a hillside farm in Vermont. Kim and her husband began homesteading many years ago as a way to provide healthy food for their family,  live a self sufficient lifestyle, and participate in Vermont's rich [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 48 – Rotational Grazing & Growing Local with Kate Estrade

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 48 – Rotational Grazing & Growing Local with Kate Estrade

Hey guys. Welcome to this special Sunday episode of The Rural Woman Podcast. As you know, new episodes of the show typically release on Fridays but as you may have seen on social media this week I’ve been a bit under the weather, My husband and I returned form a trip to the US on [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 47 – Nursing The Farm with Mel Gallup

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 47 – Nursing The Farm with Mel Gallup

On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you’ll meet Mel Gallup from Southern Idaho. Mel is a registered nurse who farms alongside her family and started her own business Calloused Hands Bounty where she makes soaps and other handmade products. Who knew back in January when we recorded this episode that soap would be [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 46 – Healing Through Animals and Nature with Tammy Thielman, BSW, MSW, RSW

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 46 – Healing Through Animals and Nature with Tammy Thielman, BSW, MSW, RSW

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you'll hear from Tammy Thielman. We talk about he unique counselling practice as well as mental health in agriculture. Tammy Thielman | Bio Tammy is a registered Masters-Level Social Worker and Mental Health Counsellor who lives with her husband John, of 25 years, and three children [...]

Podcast tells stories of prairie farm women: The Western Producer Highlighting The Rural Woman Podcast

Podcast tells stories of prairie farm women: The Western Producer Highlighting The Rural Woman Podcast

Podcast tells stories of prairie farm women By Mary MacArthur READ THE ARTICLE I was recently featured in an article by Mary MacArthur in The Western Producer, the leading agricultural publication targeted for Western Canadian farmers and ranchers and has been a staple in the agricultural industry since 1923. I shared my story of The Rural [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 43: Grass Fed Beef and Foraging 101 with Caiti Pierce

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 43: Grass Fed Beef and Foraging 101 with Caiti Pierce

On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you’ll hear from Caiti Pierce. Caiti is a first generation farmer who lives in Northern Wisconsin with her husband and kiddos where they raise grass fed grass finished beef and pastured eggs to sell direct to consumers. We also get into chatting about how and why [...]

10 Things I Have Learned About Sharing My Ag Story Online

10 Things I Have Learned About Sharing My Ag Story Online

I recently celebrated my third anniversary of sharing my story in agriculture online! If you've been around for a while then you may recall some of the changes and additions that have been made throughout those three years. I started this journey out over on Instagram with the handle @FarmWifeyBlog. From there, I grew to [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 40 – Starting a Market Garden with Kristin Graves at Fifth Gen Gardens

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 40 – Starting a Market Garden with Kristin Graves at Fifth Gen Gardens

On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you’ll get to meet my follow Albertan Kristin Graves from Fifth Gen Gardens. Kristin’s family farm started in 1918 when her great-great grandfather purchased the land to pasture his cattle on. 100 years later, she is the fifth generation to farm on the land, making her [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 33 – Canadian Poultry Farmer, 4H Leader, and Community Builder Amy VanderHeide

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 33 – Canadian Poultry Farmer, 4H Leader, and Community Builder Amy VanderHeide

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you'll get to hear from Amy VanderHeide. Amy calls the beautiful and diverse landscape of the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia home. She grew up next door to her grandmother’s beef farm and now farms full time with her husband and in-laws on their poultry and crop [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 32: Raising Grass-Finished Beef and Free-Range Children with Courtney Williams

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 32: Raising Grass-Finished Beef and Free-Range Children with Courtney Williams

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you'll hear from Courtney Williams. Courtney co-owns and operates Williams Cattle with her husband, Eric. Together they raise grass-fed-and-finished beef and free-range children on a farm east of Carstairs, Alberta Growing up as a farmer’s daughter, Courtney saw the challenges that farm life brought and always said [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 31 – Freaky Farmer Friday: Interview with Katelyn Duban Hosted by Annabel Morgan

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 31 – Freaky Farmer Friday: Interview with Katelyn Duban Hosted by Annabel Morgan

Welcome to this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast. Today’s episode is a little different as you’ll be hearing me be interviewed by my dear friend Annabel Morgan. You may remember Annabel from Episode 20 where I was able to meet up with Annabel face to face down in Montana. Annabel is a rancher [...]

Meet My Patron’s

Meet My Patron’s

Hey there, I wanted to create a space specifically to share and thank those who support The Rural Woman Podcast through Patreon. These people not only listen, love and share the podcast but they also financially contribute to the show monthly making it possible to air each and every week. via GIPHY The Rural Woman [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 29 – Ready, Set, GOAT! with Lauren Stine

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 29 – Ready, Set, GOAT! with Lauren Stine

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you'll hear from Lauren Stine. She is an agricultural law professor, food journalist, and farmer in North West Arkansas raising grass-finished, pasture-raised cattle, sheep, and goats.  Recently, she started working with Diana Rodgers to promote her upcoming documentary and book project Sacred Cow, which makes the [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 28 – Inspiring and Encouraging Words from 25 Women in Agriculture: Part 2

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 28 – Inspiring and Encouraging Words from 25 Women in Agriculture: Part 2

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, we’ll be wrapping up our two part series of Inspiring and Encouraging Words from 25 Women in Agriculture. You will hear from the remaining 13 women from previous episodes of The Rural Woman Podcast. Thank you so much for the positive feedback I received from part [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 27 – Inspiring and Encouraging Words from 25 Women in Agriculture: Part One

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 27 – Inspiring and Encouraging Words from 25 Women in Agriculture: Part One

On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast we’re going to take a look back on the past episodes. I have had the privilege of interviewing 25 incredible women in Ag and I have compiled some of the answers to my favourite questions I have asked my previous guests and put them into two [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 26 – Not Everything’s Bigger in Texas: Small Family Farming with Paige Powell

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 26 – Not Everything’s Bigger in Texas: Small Family Farming with Paige Powell

On this week's episode you'll get to meet Paige Powell of Black Bear Farm and Apiary. Four years ago, Paige moved with her family from the city, to a small farm outside of Austin, TX and become first generation farmers. Currently Black Bear Farm sells pasture raised pork and chicken, free range eggs, baked goods [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 24 – We Drink, We Farm & We Podcast: Two Part Interview with Sam Bolton and Bev Ross

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 24 – We Drink, We Farm & We Podcast: Two Part Interview with Sam Bolton and Bev Ross

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, I have the privilege of interviewing two amazing ladies, Sam Boulton and Bev Ross. These ladies host their own podcast called We Drink & We Farm Things. A farm comedy podcast where they drink adult beverages, farm, and give zero clucks about not having the perfect [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 21 – The Truth About Veal with Dr. Marissa Hake, DVM

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 21 – The Truth About Veal with Dr. Marissa Hake, DVM

Hey there! On this weeks episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you'll get to hear from Dr. Marissa Hake, DVM. Dr. Marissa Hake is a graduate of Michigan State University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and a Masters in Public Health.  Her interests include young-stock care [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 20 – Talking Ranching & Ag Experts with Annabel Morgan

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 20 – Talking Ranching & Ag Experts with Annabel Morgan

Hey there, On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you'll get to hear from my friend and calf mentor, Annabel Morgan. I had the pleasure of recording this podcast face-to-face with Annabel on my recent trip to Montana which was a whole lot of fun! The Morgan ranch is in its 5th generation [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 19 – Sharing Your Story with Meredith Bernard

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 19 – Sharing Your Story with Meredith Bernard

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you'll get to meet my self proclaimed Southern Soul Sister, Meredith Bernard. She is a farm wife from Milton, North Carolina with a story to share. When Meredith quit her corporate sales job in 2013 to come home to the farm, she traded her truck for [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 18 – Mental Health in Agriculture with Lesley Kelly

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 18 – Mental Health in Agriculture with Lesley Kelly

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you'll get to hear from Lesley Kelly. She's a wife, mom, marketer and farmer from Saskatchewan. Lesley has many passions which include advocating for farmer’s mental health and spreading the love of farming - one seed at a time. Lesley is the head and heart behind [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.17 – Dairy Month Part Four: Dairy FarmHer AGvocate Tara Vander Dussen

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.17 – Dairy Month Part Four: Dairy FarmHer AGvocate Tara Vander Dussen

Hey everyone, On this bonus episode and Dairy Month finale, you'll hear from one of my favourite dairy farmers once again, Tara Vander Dussen. I had the chance to sit down and chat with Tara back in March and talk about ALL THE THINGS! I’m so thankful we were able to finish out recording before [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 15 – Dairy Month Part Two: Farming & Family with Allison Akins

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 15 – Dairy Month Part Two: Farming & Family with Allison Akins

Hey everyone! Thank you so much for tuning in to this weeks episode of The Rural Woman Podcast. We're continuing our special Dairy Month episodes with dairy farmer Allison Aikins from Lisbon, NY. Allison Akins is a 7th generation dairy farmer working alongside her grandparents, parents, brother and sister-in-law. The Akins family is one of [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 14 – Dairy Month Part 1: Interview with Hannah Vander Poel

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 14 – Dairy Month Part 1:  Interview with Hannah Vander Poel

Thanks for checking out this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast! On today's episode, you'll get to meet Hannah Vander Poel. She's a fourth generation dairy farmer originally from California now residing and managing her families second dairy operation in Castleford, Idaho. Hannah and her crew milk around 1,000 cows two to three times [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 13 – Holistic Management with First Generation Farmer Ashley Armstrong

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 13 – Holistic Management with First Generation Farmer Ashley Armstrong

Hi friends! Thank you so much for checking out this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast. Today I am chatting with my friend and fellow Albertan, Ashley Armstrong. Ashley along with her husband, Clay, and kids run Armstong Acres, located near Hythe, Alberta. They raise cattle, pigs, meat chickens, and laying hens using holistic [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 12 – Interview with The Ranch Wives

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 12 – Interview with The Ranch Wives

Hey there, Thanks for checking out this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast. Today you will meet two incredible women, JaTanna Williams and Natalie Kovarik. These long time friends grew up on their families ranches in Montana. Later, they both married rancher and started their families; leaving JaTanna in Montana and Natalie moving to [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.11 – Interview with Jackie Osanitsch

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.11 – Interview with Jackie Osanitsch

Hey there, Thank you so much for checking out this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast! Today you'll hear from Jackie Osanitsch. She is originally from Connecticut but has moved with her husband and two littles to start their life on their farm in Vermont. Jackie works along side her husband on their farm [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.10 – Interview with Kylee Seibert-Wongrowski

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.10 – Interview with Kylee Seibert-Wongrowski

Hey there, Thanks for checking out this weeks episode of The Rural Woman Podcast. Today you'll hear from my friend Kylee Seibert-Wongrowski. Kylee is a city girl turned lavender farming dog mama living in North West Ohio. She got the idea to start lavender farming after after watching a television show y'all! As I have [...]

From City Girl to The Rural Woman Podcast Host: Why Telling Ag Stories Matters

From City Girl to The Rural Woman Podcast Host: Why Telling Ag Stories Matters

Hey all, I had the privilege of writing a guest blog post for my girl Erika Jaeger over at 4F Farms. Erika is a farmer, rancher, wife, and mama to three little ones. She helps farm families learn how to balance their FAITH, FAMILY, FARM, and FRIENDSHIPS. Head on over to 4F Farm blog to [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.9 – Interview with Brandi Buzzard Frobose

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.9 – Interview with Brandi Buzzard Frobose

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking out this episode of The Rural Woman Podcast! On this episode, I had the chance to speak with Brandi Buzzard Frobose who is the first rancher to appear on the podcast! Brandi is a Cowgirl, Rancher, and Mama from Kansas who grew up roping, helping her dad and grandpa at [...]