Episodes
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Bev from Drink and Farm. You may remember Bev’s name as she is my partner in https://www.subscribepage.com/positivelyfarmingmedia (Positively Farming Media). This episode was so fun; we listened to one of Bev’s favourite Drink and Farm episodes about goats and did some live commentary. If you are looking for a laugh this week, listen in! For full show notes, including links mentioned in the show, head over to...
Published 09/30/22
Published 09/27/22
On this episode of Maybe You Can Relate, I'll be speaking about sharing and owning your story. Back in June, I was invited to speak at the Women in Ag conference and this week, I am excited to share with you the audio from my presentation. Come listen to the presentation that not only shares my story but the reason why I am so passionate about OWNING yours! To hear the full episode, head on over to https://patreon.com/theruralwomanpodcast (Patreon.com) and join the Patreon Community in...
Published 09/27/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Erika Leniczek. This week’s Positively Farming Media Podcast Network feature episode is an interview that I did with my friend Erika Leniczek from The Rural Mindset Podcast. You may remember Erika from https://wildrosefarmer.com/2022/02/18/127/ (Episode 127) of The Rural Woman Podcast, where we chatted about how to handle burnout on the farm - which sounds like a really good episode to go back and listen to, especially this time...
Published 09/23/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you’ll hear my interview from the Just Grow Something Podcast hosted by Karin Velez, where we chat about my journey into gardening. You may remember Karin from https://wildrosefarmer.com/2022/04/15/135/ (episode 135) of The Rural Woman Podcast. Karin and I also recorded a bonus episode for my patrons all about https://wildrosefarmer.com/2022/04/15/135bonus/ (How to Start a CSA) where we dive deep into everything you need to know if you’ve...
Published 09/16/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Bev Ross. On this special episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll hear a conversation between myself and fellow podcaster Bev Ross, cohost of Drink and Farm + host of The Joy Farmer Podcast. We’re discussing our most recent joint venture, https://www.subscribepage.com/positivelyfarmingmedia (Positively Farming Media). Positively Farming Media is a hub for creators in the food and agriculture space to connect and collaborate...
Published 09/09/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet MacKenzie Kozlowski. MacKenzie is most well known for her yoga teaching. Before having her two kids, she travelled the world teaching yoga workshops and trainings. In 2015 she travelled to Alberta to teach yoga workshops, but what she didn't know was that that weekend she would meet her future husband, farmer Mike of Steel Pony Farm. Within six months of meeting, they were married and she was living in rural Alberta. The past 5...
Published 09/02/22
On this episode of Maybe You Can Relate, we're expanding on the question I posed in last month's episode: What would you be able to accomplish if you weren't afraid? I'd hazard a guess that most of us, at some point, have let fear hold us back. One of the biggest fears that I have had to conquer, and still do, is the fear of other people's opinions which I'll dive a little deeper into today. To hear the full episode, head on over to https://patreon.com/theruralwomanpodcast (Patreon.com) and...
Published 08/30/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Andrea De Roo, Cassidy Read, Chantele Gouliquer, Emma Van Steekelenburg, Jeannine Messier, Karlene Yakemchuk, Meghan Desjardins, Rayel Daines, Rebecca Senicar, Sandra Dyck and Twyla Jones. Recently I attended and spoke at the Advancing Women in Ag conference. While I was there, I spent some time doing some mini-interviews with some of the incredible women there. This episode is part two of those interviews where you will get to...
Published 08/26/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Adrianna Graham, B Pratyusha Chennupati, Cesaree Morier, Emily Herder, Jacintha Kulchar, Kaitlyn Kitzan, Lauren Peters, Nicole Coles, Rebecca King, Riley Leeson, Sydney Lydynuik and Trish Tetz. Recently I attended and spoke at the Advancing Women in Ag conference. While I was there, I spent some time doing some mini-interviews with some of the incredible women there. This episode is part one of those interviews where you will get...
Published 08/19/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Norma Fordyce. In 1958, Norma and her family planted five acres of strawberries on rented ground. It took them 16 years to get into full-time farming. Norma drove school buses for strawberry pickers, drove trucks to haul sweet corn and beans, and she has hoed a lot of strawberries. Norma loves farming. What she loves about it is that the family can work together. Norma had four sons and now her son Raymond and his children, her...
Published 08/12/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Christina Fordyce. Christina grew up in the Willamette Valley as a homeschooler who one day aspired to grow her own garden. After graduating college in the midwest, she returned to her hometown to marry her childhood crush Graham - a farmer. She now co-owns Fordyce Farm inc. with her husband and father-in-law. The family farm has grown by leaps and bounds, now seeing the 4th generation of Fordyces running around in the strawberry...
Published 08/05/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Suzette Chaumette. Suzette is a Health Communications Scientist with over 25 years of international and domestic experience and the founder of Food Indy, all about food independence. She is a worm farmer, 4th generation backyard gardener and home chef. You might find her at local estate sales or trying to figure out how to turn old things into new ones. She is a public speaker and also the co-host of the Positively Green...
Published 07/29/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Kathryn Laframboise. Kathryn is a rookie fibre farmer living on Treaty One land. Alongside her husband, she tends to 20 acres and nearly one hundred lives varying from ducks and geese to horses and alpacas. Kathryn is wildly passionate about community and embodies that as a middle school teacher and graduate student. She is constantly learning to be an advocate for equity through education and sustainable environmental...
Published 07/22/22
On this episode of Maybe You Can Relate I’m speaking about coming full circle. What do I mean by that? Well, in this episode I share about when I first attended a conference and had to put my job title down and I very hesitantly wrote ‘Farmer’ to where I am today and how the experiences I have had both good and not so good have shaped who I am today. To hear the full episode, head on over to https://patreon.com/theruralwomanpodcast (Patreon.com) and join the Patreon Community in supporting...
Published 07/19/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Chelsie Boles. Chelsie is a first-generation female farmer in Michigan, who's been on a health and healing journey for over 10 years. Her and her husband Rob left a very cozy life to start their own 65-acre regenerative farm from scratch. Rob quit his job in the family business and sold most of his ownership shares to invest in property for the farm dream. Chelsie was a middle school art teacher at the time and continued to...
Published 07/15/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Natasha McCrary. The founder and owner of 1818 Farms is Natasha McCrary. Natasha grew up in Florence, Alabama, and attended the University of Alabama for her college education. In 2011, Natasha became interested in starting a family-run farm to teach her children about sustainability and the importance of the land. Natasha had no experience raising farm animals like Southdown Babydoll sheep, let alone running a farm. But she had...
Published 07/08/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Hannah Konschuh. Hannah Konschuh is a grain farmer, operating Generation Land and Grain Co. near Cluny Alberta, joining her family farm as part of their succession plan. Prior to that, Hannah completed a B.Sc in Agriculture and M.Sc. in Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan and worked in a number of research and policy roles. Hannah co-launched a podcast called the Diversity Imperative, a podcast about unearthing the...
Published 07/01/22
On this episode of Maybe You Can Relate I’m speaking about female farmers and a recent experience I had when I shared my story through a campaign and received some not-so-nice feedback from some people. I’m sharing what happened and what I will do moving forward - I would love for you to take a listen! To hear the full episode, head on over to https://patreon.com/theruralwomanpodcast (Patreon.com) and join the Patreon Community in supporting the stories of Women in Agriculture to be shared...
Published 06/28/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Marina Schmidt. Marina’s title of farmwife started in 2019 when she married a farmer. It was a change of a lifetime to go from a small-town girl with no knowledge of agriculture to now living on a 100-acre family farm in Southwestern Ontario. She has jumped right in and has been learning how to drive equipment, take care of cattle, grow a garden, plant and harvest crops, and run a farm business with her husband and his brother...
Published 06/24/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Deanne Chuiko. Deanne Chuiko ranches along with her husband John, and their children Matt and Rylee. CJ Ranching is located North of St. Walburg, Saskatchewan. They run a cow-calf and long yearling operation along the Bronson forest, working as close to mother nature as they can. Deanne is an equal partner in the decision-making process and day-to-day operations of their ranch. They manage their business using the Holistic...
Published 06/17/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Leanne Marin. Growing up on a multi-generational family farm, Leanne Marin knows life in ag moves fast. Her role with AGI helps her do what she does best: find solutions for producers where they least expect it. Starting her career with AGI in 2017, Leanne began as a product specialist with the STORM Seed Treater line. She spent her time on-farm, side by side with producers to help them become more profitable through advanced...
Published 06/14/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Simone Weinstein. Simone made the leap from a classic 9-5 to self-employment when they joined Celeste at The Conscious Kitchen. They were working in sustainable food consulting and loved working with food entrepreneurs, but there was something missing. Their passion started early, climbing trees and studying snakes, and took them to study Environment and Business at the University of Waterloo and then to the non-profit world. Now...
Published 06/10/22
On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Celeste Lopreiato. Celeste started The Conscious Kitchen at the age of 22. She began cooking regularly from recipe books at the age of ten, and while in school spent her summers working on organic vegetable farms, learning about market gardening and no-till methods. She combined her two passions of cooking and sustainable agriculture into the business and hasn't looked back. The business is currently in its third year of...
Published 06/03/22
On this episode of Maybe You Can Relate I’m sharing about speaking your truth. I recently went to a speaking event and it didn’t turn out exactly how I had predicted but I walked away with new lessons and the realization that what’s truly important is being true to yourself and sharing that truth with others. I’m excited to share this story with you! To hear the full episode, head on over to https://patreon.com/theruralwomanpodcast (Patreon.com) and join the Patreon Community in supporting...
Published 05/31/22