Colorado farmer encourages other women to join ag industry
September 29, 2017
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Colleen Peppler isn't just "the farmer's wife."
She knows at times in her career that she's been looked at as one — just the sidekick or the supporter. But she's more than that. In fact, she's been a partner in a business for 33 years.
It just so happens her business partner is her husband, Kent Peppler, former president of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, and she inherited his family's farm with him when they married 33 years ago. Together, they operate Peppler Farms, a fifth-generation farming operation near Platteville.
Peppler, 57, has been breaking stereotypes si...