Farmer Aubrey Fletcher of Purdy, Mo., is one of thousands of women who have taken on leadership roles in the traditionally male-dominated agriculture industry. Despite her busy workload, Fletcher has been making the time to meet regularly with a new group of women dairy farmers in her area.
Suzanne Hogan for Harvest Public Media
Aubrey Fletcher knew she wanted to work on a dairy farm ever since she was a little girl.
“I do remember my mom asking, ‘Are you sure that’s what you want to do?’ ” Fletcher recalls. She knew the work would be tough — she grew up milking cows every day. But it’s what she wanted.