Two Colorado Agriculture Women are CommonGround Volunteers: Sallie Miller & Jan Kochis
The BARN – Briggsdale, CO – September 11, 2017 – Women are changing the face of many industries, including agriculture. Through managing harvests, running the business and implementing new technologies, women are on the front lines – feeding our nation and the world. Many may be surprised to learn that women farmers make up 37 percent of Colorado’s producers. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture there are 21,443 women farmers in Colorado, who farm more than 13 million acres, making a nearly $285 million impact on the economy. Within this interview, The BARN will spotlight two Colorado women in agriculture may be of interest…Sallie Miller & Jan Kochis, both do important work as volunteers with CommonGround Colorado, a national grassroots movement designed to help bridge the gap between the women who grow food and the women who buy it.
CommonGround was developed by farmers through two of our national checkoffs, the United Soybean Board (USB) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). They welcome you to join the conversation – and to enjoy your food without fear online @ www.findourcommonground.com. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & YouTube