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RancHer

RancHER is a column that spotlights female leaders in the beef industry – whether they work in an office or in the field. Know someone who fits this description? Want to contribute? Send your nominations to .

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Sarah Kuschel raises beef cattle and horses, grows alfalfa and corn, and is raising three children with her husband, Miles, on their fourth-generation ranch in Sebeka, Minnesota. 

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Trish Charleston is the owner and operator of K&T Cattle Company, owner of Specialty Risk Insurance, author of The Cowboy’s Wife – My Favorite F Words and The Circus Waits for No One, humorist and blogger.

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Kady Porterfield is the current president of the Washington CattleWomen organization. She grew up raising beef on her family’s cattle ranch.

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Janeal Yancey is a meat scientist with the University of Arkansas. She grew up showing sheep and hogs in 4-H and FFA but wasn’t involved in the cattle industry until she and her husband married in 2005. She also runs the blog Mom at the Meat Counter

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Chelsea Good is the vice president of government and industry affairs and legal with the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA).

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Lesley SchmidtRancHER is a column spotlighting female leaders in the beef industry. In this issue, we are featuring Lesley Schmidt, a fifth-generation cattle rancher and farmer in Kansas. She has worked on her family farm all her life and has worked off the farm as a civil designer and a track and field official for almost 12 years. In addition to her on- and off-the-farm jobs, Schmidt serves as vice president of education for American Agri-Women.

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