Texas Farmers’ Market’s Women in Agriculture

Oftentimes women are unsung heroes in the world of agriculture. Texas Farmers’ Market is proud to present our new project promoting the women of our shared Central Texas agriculture community.

The 2012 Census of Agriculture notes that nearly one million women are working America’s lands. Together, these women are generating $12.9 billion in annual agricultural sales (source). In Texas we have over 120,000 female farmers working 43 million acres, making up 33% of Texas farmers (source), with an $818 million economic impact. Women have deep roots in our state’s agricultural community and in order to help foster their continued involvement, it is vital to highlight and celebrate the crucial role they play.

For the Texas Farmers’ Market’s Women in Agriculture project we highlight 14 female farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers from our markets that tell a story of Texas women in agriculture. Scroll down to meet the women and their businesses! All portraits were taken by photographer Nora Chovanec.

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Amelia Sweethardt of Pure Luck Farm & Dairy

 


Amy Greer of Winters Family Beef

 


Angela Smith of Smith & Smith Farms

 


Carin Moore of Blackland Prairie Farm

 


Cypress Sigman of Engel Farm

 


Donna Bernhardt of Bernhardt’s Farm

 


Eileen Niswander of Yegua Creek Pecan Farm

 


Germaine Swenson of Munkebo Farm

 

 


Jackie Pomrenke of Flintrock Hill Farm

 


Katie Kraemer of Tecolote Farm

 


Lisa Wachsman of Manheim Market Gardens

 


Pam McCaskill of Austin Orchards

 


Perrine Noelke of Belle Vie Farm & Kitchen

 


Petra Richards of The Artistic Farmer

 


This project would not be possible without the support of our sponsors Capital Farm Credit and Precision Camera.