There are so many different kinds of agriculture, and so many inspiring women we have met since starting FarmFemmes. This week we want to share some of these great women and stories with you!
We have been following MN Millennial Farmer on Instagram and Zach's vlogs on YouTube. When we were thinking about the women who inspire us, we knew we had to see if Becky would be featured! Kids (3), running a daycare (impressive), farming (a multi generation operation) and working across the multiple platforms to grow the MN Millennial Farmer brand (mogul) - she is definitely an inspiration!
1. How long have you been involved with Ag?
My husband Zach grew up on his family farm and has grown up working on the farm. Zach and I met in High School and I have been married for 11 years. We purchased our first piece of farm land in 2008 and now farm as a joint operation with his parents. Zach works full time while I run a full time daycare in our home. Working from home provides me with the flexibility to manage the house during the busy farming seasons, spring and fall along with managing the back end of Zach’s growing YouTube channel and other social media accounts and website.
2. What type of ag are you involved with?
We farm corn and soy beans.
3. What's your favorite ag memory?
Bringing our kids Onyx, Rhiannon and Isla for their first tractors rides.
Our son Onyx (now 9) was just two days old when he went for his first combine ride.
4. What inspires you about ag?
The scientific and technological advancements Agricultural has made in my life time and where it will go in our children's lifetime. Zach and I have been giving the opportunity to share these advancements with consumers and fellow farmers through Zach’s YouTube channel MN Millennial Farmer.
5. How do you agvocate (social media, memberships, networks, alumni groups, young farmers groups, boards etc.)?
Zach and I work together using Zach’s YouTube channel MN Millennial Farmer and other social media accounts to give the general public someone to relate to and trust when they question how their food is grown and raised. Our goal is to build the connection between farmers and consumers by facilitating a collaborative conversation amongst everyone. We do this by sharing our day-to-day family and farming experiences, our opinions on certain topics, and occasionally visiting other farms and businesses to help better understand other farming and business practices.