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Famous Female Farmers

Updated June 14, 2019 27.3k views25 items

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?"
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  • 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... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 60
  • American supercentenarians are citizens or residents of the United States who have attained or surpassed 110 years of age. As of January 2015, the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) had validated the longevity claims of 782 American supercentenarians. The GRG lists the oldest living American as Alelia Murphy (born in Grifton, North Carolina, July 6, 1905), aged 114 years, 51 days. The longest-lived person ever from the United States was Sarah Knauss, of Hollywood, Pennsylvania, who died on December 30, 1999, aged 119 years, 97 days. ... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 114 (1894-2008)
    • Birthplace: Dayton, Minnesota
  • Hannah Maria Conant Tracy Cutler (December 25, 1815 – February 11, 1896) was an American 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 (AWSA). Cutler helped to shape the merger of two feminist factions into the combined National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA).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,... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1815-1896)
    • Birthplace: Becket, Massachusetts
  • Marsha Arzberger is a Democratic politician. She served as Arizona State Senator for District 25 from 2003-2008, and before that for District 8 from 2000-2001.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 83
    • Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America
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