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List of famous female farmers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female farmers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being farmers. There are thousand of females working as farmers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic farmers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a farmer then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list contains people like Penny Webster and Pam Gulleson.

While this isn't a list of all female farmers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female farmers?" and "Who are the best female farmers?"

Cheryl Rogowski is an American farmer from Pine Island, New York. She began farming in 1983 when the Onion Harvest Festival was reestablished and she was crowned Princess. In 1984, in her early 20s, she received 5,000 acres from her father and grew broom corn, sunflowers, zinnias, chili peppers, ground cherries. She grew a community-supported agriculture program, starting in 1998, from 12 to 156 members, and sells at farmers' markets. She participates in El Puente CSA for low-income people. She supports English lessons for migrant workers, mentors Future Farmers of America students, and helps with "Just Food", and "The Tastemakers" annual food festival. She appeared on an Urban Farming panel ...more

Age: 58

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Catherine Helen Hagel was an American supercentenarian. She was born in Dayton, Minnesota, and was, at the time of her death, the third-oldest validated person in the world. Hagel was the second oldest validated person in the United States. Hagel was a farmer, and did not stop farming until she was 100, when she moved to the North Ridge Care Center in New Hope, Minnesota. She planted a sizeable garden, sewed, quilted and visited relatives. Her father died in the mid-1950s at the age of 95. She had 11 children with her husband, John, who died in 1966 at age 74, nine of whom were still living as of early 2008. On February 9, 2008, Hagel overtook her sister-in-law, Delvina Dahlheimer, as the ...more

Age: Died at 114 (1894-2008)

Birthplace: Dayton, Minnesota, United States of America

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Hannah Maria Conant Tracy Cutler was an abolitionist as well as a leader of the temperance and women's suffrage movements in the United States. Cutler served as president of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association. Cutler helped to shape the merger of two feminist factions into the combined National American Woman Suffrage Association. Cutler wrote for newspapers and journals; she drafted laws and authored several books. She lectured on physiology and attained a medical degree at the age of 53. Cutler presented petitions to state and federal legislatures, and helped to form temperance, abolition, suffrage and women's aid societies in Ohio, Illinois, ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1815-1896)

Birthplace: Becket, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Bodil Joensen was a Danish pornographic actress born in the village of Hundige, near Copenhagen. An animal lover, she ran a small entrepreneurial farm and animal husbandry business, and enjoyed celebrity status from her many pornographic films in which she engaged in sex acts with animals. An icon and celebrity for a time, with her own successful business, she failed to make the transition to movies when market sentiment changed and became impoverished, dependent on alcohol, stopped being able to care for her animals, and died some few years later. The love of her life was her dog, but friends comment she was very close to all animals, and before her decline cared deeply and affectionately ...more

Age: Died at 41 (1944-1985)

Birthplace: Denmark

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