The BARN’s “Colorado Women in Agriculture Series”, courtesy of CommonGround: Coleen Peppler

BRIGGSDALE, CO – October 17, 2019 – Women continue to change the face of many industries, including agriculture. Through managing harvests, running the business and implementing new technologies, like: wind power and using RFID in the tracking of dairy cows for instance. Women are on the front lines – feeding our nation and the world. Many may be surprised to learn that women farmers make up 37 percent of Colorado’s producers. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture there are 21,443 women farmers in Colorado, who farm more than 13 million acres, making a nearly $285 million impact on the economy. There is a group of women farmers here in Colorado that are dedicated to sharing their personal experiences, science and research to help consumers sort through the growing number of myths and misinformation surrounding food and farming. The BARN continues with its “Women in Agriculture” series spotlighting two more CommonGround Colorado women which include:

Colleen Peppler (Oct 17th) & Sallie Miller (Oct 10th)

They both do this important work as volunteers with CommonGround Colorado –– a national grassroots movement designed to help bridge the gap between the women who grow food and the women who buy it.

The first interview of the two interviews, within the  BARN’s “Women in Ag Series” is  Colleen Peppler of Mead, Colorado.…


CommonGround was developed by farmers through two of our national checkoffs, the United Soybean Board (USB) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). They welcome you to join the conversation – and to enjoy your food without fear online @ You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & YouTube

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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