University of Lethbridge graduate student Diane McKenzie is combining her rural roots and her research interests with the intention to make an important contribution to the future of agriculture.
Can farming in all-women’s groups help women outperform individual male-managed farms in productivity and profits, and empower women socially and politically?
In Heartland, Smarsh eloquently unpacks the harsh realities of the working poor in places that are simultaneously celebrated as the nation’s “heartland” and mocked as being part of the “great flyover.”
Young Women's Diaries as Primary Sources for Rural Women's History Rachel Kleinschmidt My name is Rachel Kleinschmidt and I have been a member of the Rural Women's Studies Association (RWSA) since 2009. My work has focused on unmarried women in Midwestern agriculture throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. For this blog, I want to … Continue reading Young Women’s Diaries as Primary Sources for Rural Women’s History
More attention needs to be paid to how women in the countryside thought and acted when it came to political parties, candidates, elections, citizenship, and the issues of the day
I have situated my research at the nexus of interactions between Dakotas and Scandinavian settler colonists. I have witnessed how their seemingly parallel lives—grounded in the land—intertwined and entangled.
Scholars have found new ways to read “between the lines” of women’s diaries.
We have all heard people say they wish they could “turn their passion into a job”. Well that is just what Marji Guyler-Alaniz did.
A group of young women studying agriculture in Norway recently wrote a song supporting small family farms. Their music video, "Norway Needs a Farmer" has gone viral. In today's "RWSA Wednesday" post, read about the video and the historical and political context for this hit song.