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Women play growing role in South Jersey and the nation's agriculture

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Dale Gerhard

Missie Aprill tends to flower plants from her greenhouse that were moved outside and will be planted at Leamings Runs in Swainton as soon as the weather permits. Missie Aprill of Cape May Court House, is part of a growing trend of women becoming more involved in farming. Aprill owns Thimblefull Farms in Swainton, a CSA farm producing organic grown vegetables. Aprill also grows flowers for Leamings Run Gardens, a family owned business with her husband and in-laws in Swainton. Friday March 29, 2013, (Dale Gerhard/The Press of Atlantic City)

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Women across the country and South Jersey are assuming a more prominent role in agriculture, taking increasing responsibility as co-owners or turning gardening interests into small businesses.

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9 images

Dale Gerhard

Missie Aprill tends to flower plants from her greenhouse that were moved outside and will be planted at Leamings Runs in Swainton as soon as the weather permits. Missie Aprill of Cape May Court House, is part of a growing trend of women becoming more involved in farming. Aprill owns Thimblefull Farms in Swainton, a CSA farm producing organic grown vegetables. Aprill also grows flowers for Leamings Run Gardens, a family owned business with her husband and in-laws in Swainton. Friday March 29, 2013, (Dale Gerhard/The Press of Atlantic City)