They're iconic scenes of rural America—a farmer driving a tractor at sunrise, herding cattle across a pasture, brushing dirt from a freshly dug potato.
But Des Moines photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz captures an aspect of farm life that's rarely seen: the women. "I know that without women, farms wouldn't run." Guyler-Alaniz, 35, can thank the Super Bowl for her rousing project, Farm Her.
(Hint: What happens in the barn, stays in the barn.) all outsiders. The students those buildings once held are now bussed in from up to 20 miles away.
One small school remains, in a town called Seymour.
Pruiett-Selby Here in Iowa, I’m acutely aware of the external perception of the Midwest. The commercials for the dating site Farmers feature men who fit the mold of stereotypical farmer, a bit dumpy with their tilted hats and stained T-shirts beneath unbuttoned flannels.
Most believe we can’t party late into the night because we all must rise early to slop our chickens.
When the school closed, they grew depressed, sometimes to the point of taking their own lives.
A possible solution is inviting burgeoning businesses to the area.
“Farmers live miles and miles away from their nearest neighbors and that hurts their chances of finding a compatible partner through traditional methods,” Miller said in a 2012 Business Insider article.
It’s obvious this girl from the city ain’t no country girl.
Riata Ranch’s Chad Nicholson, a professional rodeo announcer, does a voice-over for his Australian Shepherd “Moose,” bantering back and forth with the farmer that Sarah just won’t cut it, and that the farmer might want to expand his search.
During the 2013 game, she saw the Ram Trucks commercial "Farmer," a powerful montage of shots—weatherworn hands, a father and son in a snowy field—and was struck by its stoic beauty.
But a few weeks later, she read a newspaper article criticizing the underrepresentation of women in the ad.