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00000179-2419-d250-a579-e41d38650002Issues of food, fuel, and field affecting Illinois.

Empowering Women Farmers In Central Illinois

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 An area organization with the goal of propelling women entrepreneurs into "economic and social spheres of power" wants to do the same for female farmers. 

Women Entrepreneurs of Central Illinois, WE-CI, will be talking about the role of gender in farm operation Wednesday, April 9.  

Family farmer Rachel Broughton and Sara Leiber - who also has roots in central Illinois farming - joined our Harvest Desk for a conversation about the future of the next generation of farmers and how things have changed since they were raised. 

Peter has a diverse background in public, independent and commercial media production. Beginning in 2011, Peter served as reporter and “Morning Edition” host for WUIS. He completed his work at WUIS in 2014. Prior to his start in public radio, he covered the Illinois legislature for NBC affiliate WANDTV-17 and helped launch Phenom Features, a non-profit apprenticeship film studio. Peter hails from Oswego, Ill., where he grew up watching WTTW-11/PBS.
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