Time for another edition of the Weekly Round Up! This week, be sure to check out:
- This popped up on my newsfeed Tuesday and I thought it was just TOO COOL. We all know Rosie the Riverter, but what about the Farmerettes, who made their appearance a generation earlier?
- This. Because it’s AWESOME. (courtesy of ShowChampions Photography)
- This article, from Holly Spangler at Prairie Farmer, calls into question a recent CBS News story about women and farming. Based on the information presented, Holly poses some interesting questions — it’s definitely worth your time. According to Holly, the CBS MoneyWatch story noted that:
“Women who are farmers and ranchers face the biggest pay gap out of all professions measured by the U.S. Censure Bureau. It also mentions that the U.N. says women farmers are likely to have smaller farms; women represent 1 out of 10 farmers and ranchers; and women farmers earn $25,410 a year, while male farmers earn an average of $41,691 a year.”
- THIS. Because, it’s awesome. Photographer Marjorie Gayle Guyler-Alaniz has spent the last couple of years photographing women in agriculture and the pictures, well, they’re beautiful. And, yes, I realize I’m probably really late to the game here, but whatever. Just click the links. You’ll be so glad you did.
- This article on the Truth about Trade and Technology. Interestingly, Monsanto Chief Executive Hugh Grant admits that ‘hubris’ contributed to consumer backlash against genetically modified food. In fact, he said the company failed to appreciate public concerns over GM technology when it was introduced nearly 20 years, but says without the public’s acceptance of GM foods, it will be impossible to feed the world’s growing population.
- This video, which was shared by our friend Katie Pratt over at Rural Route 2: The life and times of an Illinois farm girl. Pretty awesome stuff. Farming is a tough job — especially in the winter. And sometimes, when it’s really tough, we need a little back up. Carry on, farmer. Carry on.