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More women make farming their family business

Hike in female farmers reflects national trend

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Stephanie Gray has a master’s degree in business administration but spends her days digging in the dirt with her husband. The Oppenheim couple started Gray’s Garden and Greenhouse five years ago and now live and work solely on their 30-acre farm. Gray is part of a growing number of female farm owners throughout the nation, a demographic that is also represented in the Capital Region. More than 30 percent of U.S. farm operators are women, ...

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