FarmWife Projects Launches with Workshop

The FarmWife Project is one of the most interesting collective voices in Colorado agriculture. The project consists of a collaborative weblog featuring writings from farm and ranch women across Colorado. These women come from many different sectors of the ag industry and give readers a glimpse into the lives of agriculturists in Colorado, from a feminine perspective of course!

The first FarmWife Project workshop will teach interested women about the opportunities available to share their stories with the general public. The workshop will concentrate on writing, telling the “iced tea tales”, blogging and advocating for agriculture. It will give participants all the tools necessary to be an effective online communicator and a star part of the FarmWife Project.

The event will be on Saturday Jan. 15, 2011, at the Colorado Farm Bureau Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to any woman interested in contributing to the project.

There will also be a live webcast of the event for those who cannot attend the event. Those interested in attending the webcast should contact Rachel Vermillion at

The FarmWife Project was founded by Rachel Vermillion, a Lincoln County FarmWife, ag teacher and agriculturist. She is a director on the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Federation Board and was the winner of the Colorado Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Emerging Leader award and, with her husband, Jason, the winner of the Colorado Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award.

For more information about the FarmWife Project, visit


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