TFM Women in Ag Launch Events, October 28 and 29, 2017, Austin, TX
October 27, 2017 (AUSTIN, TX) – Texas Farmers’ Market announces the launch of the Texas
Women in Agriculture photo essay project at both markets this weekend. This photography
exhibition celebrates 14 of Texas Farmers’ Market’s female farmers and ranchers.
Oftentimes women are unsung heroes in the world of agriculture. Texas Farmers’ Market is
proud to present this new project promoting the women of our shared Central Texas agriculture
The 2012 Census of Agriculture notes that nearly one million women are working America’s
lands. Together, these women are generating $12.9 billion in annual agricultural sales (source).
In Texas we have over 120,000 female farmers working 43 million acres, making up 33% of
Texas farmers (source), with an $818 million economic impact. Women have deep roots in Texas’
agricultural community and in order to help foster their continued involvement, it is vital to
highlight and celebrate the crucial role they play.
Events take place on Saturday 10/28 from 10am-‐12pm at TFM at Lakeline (11200 Lakeline
Mall Drive Cedar Park, Texas 78613) and on Sunday 10/29 from 11am-‐1pm at TFM at
Mueller (4209 Airport Blvd, Austin, Texas 78722). Photographer Nora Chovanec will be on hand
alongside some of the women featured in the project to discuss the project and their farms.
Prints of the images are included in calendars and postcards that will be for sale onsite and
online after the launch. Musicians Christy Hays and Carson McHone will be playing music at the events.