Local farmer Jenny Rhodes featured in Pink Tractor magazine
BUCKNER, KY. — Jenny Rhodes, an Agriculture and Natural Resources Senior Extension Agent for the University of Maryland’s Extension Office and a commercial chicken farmer, was recently featured on the front cover of Pink Tractor magazine, a publication for women in the agriculture industry. Inside, an article titled “Many Feathers in Her Cap” profiled Rhodes and her antibiotic-free, small broiler operation in Centreville, which produces 500,000 chickens annually.
“Agriculture has a reputation for being a man’s businesses, but times are changing,” said Nancy Stephen, Pink Tractor editor. “According to the USDA, 31 percent of American Farmers are Women. At Pink Tractor we are honored to be a both a social network for the female farmer and rancher, as well as an educational and empowerment tool for young women seeking to learn more about what it takes to be successful in the ag industry.”
In 2014, PinkTractor.com was launched as an online community to support and encourage American women in agriculture. The following year, Pink Tractor magazine began. With its editorial focus, the publication spotlights real women in the ag industry, provides tips, resources and more with a distribution of more than 30,000 nationwide.
Jenny Rhodes is featured on the cover of Pink Tractor magazine.