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.