Women Farmers Featured on National Ag Day

From foodtank.com, by Sarah Small
Women Farmers Featured on National Ag Day

Marji Guyler-Alaniz, a photographer from Iowa, documents women in agriculture through her camera lens. For the past two years she has captured women of all ages on farms working with crops and livestock through her project, FarmHer. Her mission is to document the importance role of women in agriculture throughout the United States and change the public perception of women in agriculture.

According to Guyler-Alaniz, “Women have always played an integral role in our agriculture systems but have been largely undocumented. Until recently, farm imagery has shown mostly the male aspect of agriculture. Through FarmHer, I have the lofty goal of changing the landscape and bringing these images of women to the forefront. By doing this, I hope to make an impact on how we as a nation, and world, view agriculture.”

Guyler-Alaniz’s FarmHer photography will be featured at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) headquarters in Washington, D.C. on National Ag Day, March 18. The display will include 10 sets of her images, highlighting the important role women play in agriculture throughout the U.S. To register for the event, visit here.

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