Several weeks ago I tagged along with an aunt-in-law and two cousins-in-law to a Women Managing the Farm conference. We enjoyed keynote presentations on the inspiring history of Kansas farm women and how to engage the culture-wide conversation on GMO's and other hot topics in ag in a way that diffuses conflict rather than escalates it. Other highlights included breakout sessions on cattle handling techniques that use less muscle, vision-planning for the farm, and marketing to millennial consumers.
The conference gave me an unexpected treat in connecting me with four amazing women who farm in Kansas and are telling their stories through blogs. I'm loving their content, and I think you will too. Won't you check them out?
Hannah is a first-generation farmer who produces quality grass-fed beef from her cattle operation near the Flint Hills.
Nicole shares about everything from farming with kids to recipes to a feature I particularly enjoy called "Flat Aggie."
Julie's honest and encouraging voice is refreshing as she weaves together farm life, faith, and everything in between.
Alli is on a mission to help people understand where their food comes from, and her recipes are both delicious and practical.
Let me know what you think of my new friends, and happy reading!