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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. 16 – Dairy Month Part Three: Making Farming Fun Again with Jess Peters

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 16 – Dairy Month Part Three: Making Farming Fun Again with Jess Peters

Oh hey guys 😏, On this bonus episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, we're continuing Dairy Month with another great dairy farmer! Today you'll get to meet the one and only, Jess Peters. Jess Peters grew up on a dairy farm in Meadville, PA where she still lives and works today. Along with her parents [...]

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 [...]

From Grief to Creativity, Love, and Hope: The Story of Valiance Designs

From Grief to Creativity, Love, and Hope: The Story of Valiance Designs

Hey all! Welcome to this edition of What I Made Wednesday. I am excited for you all to meet my dear friend Catherine of Valiance Designs. I have the pleasure of knowing Catherine through my best friend, as they are cousins. I have many pieces of Catherine's handmade jewelry and am always amazed by the [...]

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 [...]