The rise of women in agriculture

Lisa Keeler prepares to introduce a bum lamb to a ewe that recently lost its baby. Keeler runs her own sheep ranch near Buffalo (Photo by Jennifer Burden, Buffalo Bulletin)

For generations, a woman’s role in society was forged in tradition and defined by necessity.

Women’s roles have been no less important than men’s, but it’s been a role that has put women behind the scenes. Caretakers. Homemakers. Mothers.