Putting Down Roots: Women in Agriculture in Iowa
June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree – $5
Women played an important role in agriculture throughout history. This presentation will dive into the details of women’s contributions in agriculture and farming, which was and continues to be an important aspect of Iowan and Midwestern life.
$5 for non-members and FREE for members. This presentation will be in-person and virtual. Register on Eventbrite or at the door.
Dr. Jenny Barker-Devine is a historian of American agriculture and rural life, with interests in archives and advocacy for the humanities. She is the author of many scholarly articles, as well as On Behalf of the Family Farm: Iowa Farm Women’s Activism in Iowa Since 1945 (University of Iowa Press, 2013), which explores how Iowa’s farm women acted to better conditions in the countryside. Her current project American Athena: Cultivating Victorian Womanhood on the Midwestern Frontier considers how women created and maintained opportunities for education, activism, and community in the nineteenth century.