Monday, August 29, 2016

Meet Remarkable FarmHers Near and Far

FarmHer the Documentary examines the work of photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz and gives viewers insight into the lives of the inspirational women in agriculture captured by Marji's lens. FarmHer the Documentary premieres Monday, September 5 at 8 p.m. on Rhode Island PBS.

FarmHer the Documentary follows seven women farmers and ranchers from around the country and discusses what it’s like to be a woman doing what is typically thought of as a man’s work. The women vary in age, ethnicity, and the type of farming or ranching they do. The FarmHers include a produce farmer and a row-crop farmer from Iowa, a sheep rancher from Montana, a dairy farmer from Wisconsin, a goat rancher and an urban farmer from Texas and a cattle rancher and exporter from Florida. These hard-working women all share an enthusiasm for their chosen lifestyles.

Rhode Island PBS recently visited with a local FarmHer, Amanda Rubio at Magaziner Farm in Bristol, to get a local FarmHer's perspective on a career in agriculture. Magaziner Community Farm is worked by a group called Yogis Feed the Hungry, a network of local yoga studios, and grows produce for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. In breaks during FarmHer the Documentary on September 5, we will show video segments of our visit with Amanda.