Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.
This post is from Ashley Minnerath, site director at the Cascadian Farm home farm. In this role she oversees all aspects of business, operations, research, production, and outreach at the farm. Born and raised in Minnesota, Minnerath spent many weekends on her grandparents’ farm where she learned a love of nature and respect for farmers. She is passionate about the unique role that farmers can play in the stewardship of natural resources and community health. This passion is brought to light in everything she does at the home farm.