Growing up on a farm was a privilege, although I didn’t think so at the time.
But now, so few people get the opportunity, and I can’t help but think they are missing out. Missing out on the nitty gritty of what it takes to really create the food we eat, the family bonding that goes along with that, and of course all the smells. Nothing like fresh cut alfalfa.
This episode we dive into foundations of starting a business strong so you can grow up big and strong. We’re going to hear all about how Marji started her business only 7 years ago, and has grown it into a mega brand, retiring her husband and creating a life people dream about. She also shares very authentically what her nitty gritty is right now and how she’s taking it one step at a time.
Marji shines a light on women in agriculture. She shares her nuggets of wisdom and inspirations for us all and I couldn’t be more proud to have her on the podcast. I hope you enjoy my interview with the lovely Marji Guyler-Alaniz.
A bit about our featured guest!
Marji Guyler-Alaniz, President and Founder of FarmHer, is a lifetime Iowan and lover of photography. That love, combined with Graphic Design, Journalism and Photography degrees from Grand View University, an MBA from Drake University and an 11-year career in corporate agriculture working for a crop insurance company led her to launch FarmHer in the spring of 2013. Through FarmHer she is bringing the stories of women to the forefront of agriculture, food and rural communities. Marji has expanded the FarmHer brand to include a weekly award-winning national cable television show, a weekly SiriusXM radio show and podcast, a diverse array of digital and print media and a line of merchandise for women. Her work for FarmHer has been featured in an expanse of arenas ranging from an Emmy-winning documentary, SiriusXM and RFD-TV to O the Oprah Magazine.
What You Can Do!
If you love the episode, take a pic, and tag @inthenittygritty so I can shout you out and say thank you! And of course say hello to Marji @farmher1
Or better yet, leave an honest rating and review. It tells others how much you loved it, and I'll shout you out on the podcast.
So grab your earbuds and listen!
"Why don't we see more of these women? They are there. But why aren't they seen when we think of a farmer? 37% of farmers are women!" - Marji Guyler-Alaniz
"What I heard you say is that you really leaned into your network. And you knew your weakness and asked for help." - Melissa Rose
"We picked up more pieces over time to share the story, but ultimately we're still telling stories." - Marji Guyler-Alaniz
"I wrote down what I was going to do every day to move this forward every day. And people magically say yes when they were asked." -Marji Guyler-Alaniz
"I will figure this out." - Marji Guyler-Alaniz
"When you're starting out we don't know what we don't know. And we are doing the best with what we have at the time. As a farm girl it taught me to keep on keeping on." - Melissa Rose
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