FARMHER > GIVEHER
A group of young women in the agriculture program at Iowa State University proudly show off their FarmHer T's!
FarmHer has been the most amazing journey that I never knew I was looking for. Through FarmHer I have met amazing women. They have shared with me their stories of how agriculture came to be in their life, how it has changed their life, and mostly how they love what they do. Stories about their every day life and struggles as a women in agriculture. When I started FarmHer as a simple photo project to show the world that women are a part of agriculture too, I had no idea the FarmHer name would be something these women would want to wear. But they do, and they do it with a pride that makes me proud! The merchandise has been the lifeblood of FarmHer ever since my brother screenprinted those first few shirts for me. As a way to give back to the women that I proudly shine a light on through FarmHer, I have created the GiveHer program.
Starting on October 17, 2014, the one-year anniversary of FarmHer, Inc., through the GiveHer program, FarmHer, Inc. will donate 10% of net proceeds from all FarmHer, RanchHer and GardenHer merchandise sales to a charity that supports “Her.” Click here to shop!
Through the end of 2014 the GiveHer proceeds will be directed to 4-H. I was a 4-H kid once upon a time and I learned so many important skills and lessons. Through a survey I conducted in the spring of 2014 about charities you all support, 4-H was one of the highest ranking responses, so obviously it is important to you too. It teaches so many important lessons to all kids, and especially to those young FarmHers, RanchHers and GardenHers out there!
With a mission of “empowering youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults” 4-H is near and dear to my heart. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, empowering six million young people throughout the U.S. Youth in 4-H programs are about*:
Four times more likely to make contributions to their communities (Grades 7-12);
Two times more likely to be civically active (Grades 8-12);
Two times more likely to make healthier choices (Grade 7);
Two times more likely to participate in Science, Engineering and Computer Technology programs during out-of-school time (Grades 10 – 12); and
4-H girls are two times more likely (Grade 10) and nearly three times more likely (Grade 12) to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities.
For more information on 4-H and the good they do, visit their website: 4-H.org*
If you have questions about the FarmHer > GiveHer program or are interested in nominating a charity for the 2015 FarmHer > GiveHer program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.