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Seasons Greetings!

Its hard to believe but the year is wrapping up and shopping season is upon us. We put out a call on social media looking for female farmer owned business. The result is this year Holiday Shopping Guide.
 
We have wonderful new content for you to read and listen to. Kylie Gray describes the push and pull of motherhood and entrepreneurship while Micha Ide and Jackie Cleary both contemplate on the true cost of food.

This week's podcast is a special one! Mary Swander joins us and shares how she uses the art of the written and spoken word to explore heavy agricultural themes. We got all 'This American Life' with you on this episode - we hope you enjoy it! 

Again, we're excited about all of the year's storytelling projects, as they begin to bear fruit. Building this platform to elevate women's voices in the agricultural conversation has been incredibly rewarding. From images, to essays, to the airwaves. We are working to mindfully expand the platforms. We hope you'll join us and tell your story. Let us know if we can help.

- Team FFP
Audra, Debbie, Greta and Kate
 
FARMER PROFILE
 
the gray girl farms: kylie gray
“It is a great livelihood and career. But it makes you feel everything. In the last year I have been so happy, just to be so disappointed. I’ve worried how I will pay my bills. I have also been excited for growth, I have seen my new ideas come to life. I guess I am just proud to see my hard work and ideas turn into something.”

the producer: micha ide, bright ide acres
"Everyone seems to understand that farmers are underpaid, but many people don't seem to understand the significance of that. We are tremendously underpaid for the amount of work we do, and for what we produce."
GUEST ESSAYS | Q&A
 
guest essay: the false sense of cheap
I wish people understood the false sense of cheap, the full cost of their superficial fickleness, the depth of manipulation behind so many of our food provisioning traditions. The reality of just how much time cooking real food actually takes, how it is possible to eat better on less money, and how important agriculture is to the foundation of our society. And how fragile our water future is. - JACKIE CLEARY OF AUBURN MEADOW FARM

 

A podcast series that aims to serve as a platform for women to discuss agricultural issues, and give power to the traditional, cultural, and experience-driven knowledge.  

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Episodes:

NEW :    art + ag:   Mary Swander

CHECK OUT: 
Be Counted: Female Farmers and the 2017 Ag Census

Farm Enterprise: Lentils, Wheat and School Fundraisers 

Balancing Farming and Motherhood: Ellen Rosmann

Stream it, Download it, Subscribe to it on iTunes or Stitcher 

And if you enjoy our content, please rate it and review it (step by step instructions on how to do that) - your rating helps our standing on those platforms. Thank you for your support!

We are looking for the women who are making important change in our food system. 

Is there a farmer you know, that we should know?

Are you a female farmer who has a great story?

We invite you to nominate yourself or a female farmer to be featured, to be a guest on our podcast, or even part of our upcoming documentary film.

If you would like to be a part of our guest essay or q&a series- reply to this email and we'll send out a set of questions or prompts to you! 

Click the link below for the short survey. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Click here for the 2017 Female Farmer Project Survey
Podcast Tees!
We sold out of our first run! Thank you. We have decided to do a second run and again collaborated with the wonderful Public Market to create a tee that was grown-and-made in the US, supports women-owned and minority-owned businesses -- and us! Public Market is donating a percentage of proceeds to benefit the podcast and help us to keep it ad-free!!

Send us a picture of you sporting your tee - we'd love to see you wearing your FFP Pride! 
Allie Beth - author of the guest essay, Millennial Farmers
Join us on Instagram next month to join in on these art prompts! 
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