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The number of women in agriculture continues to grow. 
In the last decade there's been a 30% increase in the number of farms run by women. 

In fact women landowners own approximately one-third of the Midwest and Great Plains farm and ranch land.
Today local women are learning about caring for the land near Medina.
These ladies are learning how to work with renting tenants, how to create financial plans, and how to utilize cover crops.

(Julie Michel / Farmer) Mostly knowledge on cover crops and some practices that we haven't been doing. We do corn and soybeans, that is our main rotation. We did wheat in the prior years. Just looking for some different things to throw in there." 
(Kary Hochhalter / Farmer) Cover crops, as well as planting trees to preserve the soil as much as possible. As well as methods of no till to keep the soil where it is suppose to be."

Today's workshop was hosted by the Foundation for Ag and Rural Resources Management and Sustainability, better known as FARRMS and the Center for Rural Affairs.

 

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