Women Taking Over Farms Learn the Lay of the Land

“I was a girl,” said Cummins, 53, a high school special education teacher in Canyon, south of Amarillo. “It’s always been a man’s business, always.”

But six years ago, ownership of the land on which her grandfather grew wheat and ran cattle transferred to Cummins and her two sisters. Now Cummins, the only sister who did not sell her share, is scrambling to learn about the business of farming.

This fall, she took ...

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