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.

How Wyoming is Using Blockchain to Ensure Ranchers Get Price Premiums for Sustainably-Raised Beef

Packaging materials solution company Avery Dennison’s retail branding arm (RBIS) and the Wyoming Business Council have tapped blockchain startup BeefChain to help ranchers who use certain management practices like rotational grazing or grass-finishing to reap the pricepoint benefits that consumers are willing to pay for sustainably-raised beef.

Bulls, Bills, and Blue-Sky Thinking: How Wyoming Became the Blockchain State

The Wyoming blockchain movement, one of the winningest advocacy efforts of its kind in the United States, started with an act of charity. In the summer of 2017, Caitlin Long, a lanky, self-effacing former managing director at Morgan Stanley, wanted to endow a scholarship for female engineers at her alma mater, the University of Wyoming. She had donated before, but this time was different: She wanted to make her contribution not in cash but bitcoin.