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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 30 – Farm Wife Life: Two Part Interview with Kylie Epperson and Whitney Larson

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 30 – Farm Wife Life: Two Part Interview with Kylie Epperson and Whitney Larson

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast you'll hear from the co hosts of the Midwest Farm Wives podcast Kylie Epperson and Whitney Larson. We did an interview swap so make sure once you're done listening to this episode you head on over and listen to my interview on their podcast! Meet Kylie [...]

Midwest Farm Wives Podcast – The One with The Rural Woman

Midwest Farm Wives Podcast – The One with The Rural Woman

Hi friends! I was recently interviewed by Whitney & Kylie on the Midwest Farm Wives Podcast! We has such a great time talking about our farms, family's and the Ag community. Be sure to tune in to The Rural Woman Podcast on Friday, November 1 as Whitney and Kylie shared their stories in Ag with [...]

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 Episode 25: Adventures in Sheep Farming with Sandi Brock

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 25: Adventures in Sheep Farming with Sandi Brock

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast we get to hear from Canadian sheep farmer Sandi Brock. Born and raised on a dairy farm in Paris, Ontario Canada, Sandi may have resented early morning milking before school, explaining to her homeroom teacher that she was late because a calf was stuck in delivery. [...]

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. 23: AKA – Ask Katelyn Anything

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep. 23:  AKA – Ask Katelyn Anything

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast I am answering listener questions! I asked on Instagram, Facebook, and The Rural Woman Podcast Community group what they wanted to know about me. Thank you so much for all of your great questions! I hope y'all enjoy getting to know a little bit more about [...]

Live Your Story Podcast with Marlene Eick – Episode 091: Katelyn Duban

Live Your Story Podcast with Marlene Eick – Episode 091: Katelyn Duban

Friends! I was recently interviewed by the lovely Marlene Eick of the Live Your Story Podcast. This was my very first experience of being in the guest seat on a podcast. To tell you the truth, it was a little nerve wracking! 😆 We talked about how I got my start in agriculture and where [...]

Farm Record Keeping with Flying Pig Cattle Co.

Farm Record Keeping with Flying Pig Cattle Co.

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking out What I Made Wednesday! On this week's featured guest post, you'll get to meet Sarah Beth Johnson from Flying Pig Cattle Co. She has created some awesome tools for you to stay on track with you farm record keeping. Plus, Sara Beth has generously offered you a DISCOUNT CODE! [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.22 – From Rodeo Drive to The Rodeo with The Farm Babe: Michelle Miller

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.22 – From Rodeo Drive to The Rodeo with The Farm Babe: Michelle Miller

On this weeks episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you'll get to hear from Michelle Miller. The Rural Woman Podcast on Patreon A big HELLO to our newest Patreon Fam member Emily Neufeld 👋🏼 If you’ve been enjoying The Rural Woman Podcast, please consider supporting the podcast through Patreon. For as little as $2, you can [...]

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. 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 [...]

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 [...]

Small-batch Handmade Chiffon Dusters by Urban Cowgirl & Co.

Small-batch Handmade Chiffon Dusters by Urban Cowgirl & Co.

Hi Friends! Thank you for checking out this edition of What I Made Wednesday! I am so excited to share with you this next maker who is local to me. I have watched Linnden over the years hustle and transform her company, Urban Cowgirl & Co., from a one lady show to what it is [...]

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 [...]

Award Winning Hand Made Natural Deodorant: KL Skin Naturals

Award Winning Hand Made Natural Deodorant: KL Skin Naturals

Hey all! Welcome to another edition of What I Made Wednesday! Typically the first Wednesday of the month I share a how-to or recipe that I personally love to make or use. Well, this edition is a little different. Though I love to use natural deodorant, I have not been able to make my own [...]

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 [...]

From High Stress Marketer to Goat Addict: The Twin Pear Farm Story

From High Stress Marketer to Goat Addict: The Twin Pear Farm Story

Hey everyone, Welcome back to What I Made Wednesday! I took the last couple weeks off because you know - life. But I am so excited to be back with our featured guest Westi Haughey. As you may tell from the title of this blog, she speaks my love language, goat. I can't wait for [...]

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 [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.8 – Interview with Lailand Oberschulte

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.8 – Interview with Lailand Oberschulte

Oh hey there, On this episode of The Rural Woman Podcast I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Lailand Oberschulte of Rosebud Heritage Farms in the Napa Valley region of California. Lailand is a second generation farmer with a passion for animals and maintaining the deep roots of agriculture by raising heritage [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.7 – Interview with Kelsey Jorissen

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.7 – Interview with Kelsey Jorissen

Hey everyone! On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with my girl Kelsey Jorissen from Green Willow Homestead. Kelsey is a first generation female farmer from Southeastern Wisconsin. She is a published author, fellow podcaster, chicken tender, and crunchy earth mama. Kelsey shares her [...]

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.6 – Interview with Samantha Torres

The Rural Woman Podcast Ep.6 – Interview with Samantha Torres

On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing Samantha Torres AKA @FarmHairForever over on Instagram. Samantha is a homesteader from Wisconsin with a passion for growing food and raising animals. She is one of the most kind and caring women I have had the privilege of meeting on [...]

Handmade Goat Soap

Handmade Goat Soap

Hi friends! I am excited to share this weeks What I made Wednesday with you all! Mandi Chamberlain is a first generation female farmer, registered Veterinary Nurse, goat mama, chicken tender, gardener, and friend. Mandi has recently started making beautiful soaps with the milk from her adorable goats. Take a look! Hey there, I'm Mandi [...]