New book profiles Montana’s women in agriculture

In the book, “Montana Women From the Ground Up, Passionate Voices in Agriculture and Land Conservation,” you will find the stories of women who are strong, independent farmers and ranchers.

The book was written by Kristine Ellis and was released this year. The book is a compilation of women across the state and their stories and accounts of what life is like as a woman in agriculture. In the book it states, “Since 1978 the number of farms and ranches operated by women has more than doubled.”

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics, women are the fastest growing category. While women are stepping up to the plate on this, there has been a drastic number of farmers and ranchers retiring.