Lo­cal farmer Jenny Rhodes fea­tured in Pink Trac­tor mag­a­zine

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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.

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Jenny Rhodes is fea­tured on the cover of Pink Trac­tor mag­a­zine.

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