Audra Mulkern, founder of the Female Farmer Project and director of the documentary Women's Work, will be one of the keynote speakers for the 13th annual PA-WAgN Networking Symposium in Philadelphia in December. Audra Mulkern is a 2019 James Beard nominee, writer and photographer who is changing the way you look at farming and the food on your plate.

Audra Mulkern is a 2019 James Beard nominee, writer and photographer who is changing the way you look at farming and the food on your plate.

She is the founder of "The Female Farmer Project™" - a multi-platform documentary project that chronicles the rise of women working in agriculture around the world. From in-depth stories, personal essays, photographic portraits, a podcast, and in-development documentary film -- the project gives a powerful voice to the fastest growing demographic in agriculture-- the female farmer.

Audra is the Co-Executive Producer and host of the in-progress documentary film, Women's Work: The Untold Story of America's Female Farmers.

The Female Farmer Project™ has garnered international recognition, and has been featured and published in a number of outlets including The Guardian, The Today Show, Condé Nast, Huffington Post, PBS, The Seattle Times, and has been in exhibition at the United Nations in New York, the IFAD building in Rome, La Maison Rouge Gallery in Paris, FarmAid30, TEDxManhattan 2015 and is in permanent exhibition at the USDA in Washington DC.

She recently worked to pass legislation to help fund mental health resources for farmers and farmworkers at the state level and in the 2018 Farm Bill. She was honored with the PCC Farmland Trust Barn Raiser award in 2018 and the Tilth Alliance 'Advocate of the Year' award in 2018 for that work.

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