Did you know that nationally, 36% of all farmers are women?
And that 96% of farms and ranches in Minnesota are family-owned?
I didn’t know these things until recently when I got to dine and chat directly with women farmers in Minnesota!
March is Women’s History Month, where we celebrate women and their contributions to America, and I was honored to be part of a special evening celebrating Minnesota women in agriculture.
CommonGround Minnesota is a nonprofit organization made up of women in agriculture who volunteer their time to talk with others about food and farming. This event was a private dinner at the Lynhall in Minneapolis with a small group of women influencers and foodies.
I had been part of a dinner event with CommonGround Minnesota once before and I shared about it here. It was so interesting and enjoyable that I knew I couldn’t miss another opportunity with them.