Oftentimes women are unsung heroes in the world of agriculture. I worked with Texas Farmers’ Market to develop a photography 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 they highlighted 14 female farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers from their markets that tell a diverse story of Texas women in agriculture.