BUCKNER, Ky. — Jamie Cruz, from Littleton, MA was featured in the January/February issue of Pink Tractor magazine, a publication for women in the agriculture industry.
In the article, “New England Farming: From A to Z,” readers learn a little bit about Springdell Farm’s three generations of women farm operators as well as its business transition from a wholesale operation to farmstand and year-round community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Springdell Farm is one of 7,398 farms in the United States that sells products directly to consumers through a CSA arrangement, which according to the USDA accounts for 7% of the direct-to-consumer sales by farms.
“Above and beyond the 31% of American farmers who are female, we know that many women work throughout the agriculture industry,” said Nancy Stephen,Pink Tractor editor. “At Pink Tractor we seek to bring awareness, education and empowerment to women in the ag community through our magazine and social networks.”
In 2014, PinkTractor.com was launched as an online community to support and encourage American women in agriculture. The following year, Pink Tractormagazine began. The publication has shined the spotlight on more than 80 women from 27 states and across all sectors of the ag industry. With its editorial focus and a nationwide distribution of over 30,000, the magazine includes informative articles empowering women in the areas of education, technology, equipment and farm life. Visit www.PinkTractor.com to subscribe.
Know a female farmer, rancher or agricultural professional who’d like to be featured in a future issue of Pink Tractor? Submit her for consideration at:www.PinkTractor.com/nominate.
Together, the Pink Tractor brand with its parent company Fastline Media Group has provided more than a half a million dollars in scholarships to help hundreds of graduating seniors pursuing a career in agriculture. Now through February 1, 2018 applications will be accepted for the National FFA Scholarship sponsored by Pink Tractor. For more information about edibility and to apply visit www.pinktractor.com/FFAscholar
–Fastline Media Group
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