Amy Farrell



 Amy Farrell
Guernsey Nurse Creamery
Middleburg, Pennsylvania

How many years have you been in business?:


What animals do you work with?:

Cattle, Other

What services does your business provide?:

I have a permit to sell A2A2 Guernsey Raw Milk as well as grass fed beef. I also raise ribbon winning Rex Rabbits as well as several different breeds of chickens, chicks and hatching eggs. In addition I raise rare breed sheep specifically CVM Romedale. I also offer AI services locally for just cattle at this time.

Explain your background or how you got interested in your chosen field?:

I have always been involved in farming from a very young age.

What do you think helped you the most to make a career as a woman? What is the biggest factor that has helped you be successful?:

I am also a Registered Nurse. I worked in the healthcare field for approximately 35 years but I have since left the profession to be full time on the farm. I believe having a career as an RN has been my biggest factor to being successful even though I am no longer working in the field I still use my skills to care for my animals, crops, garden etc. It is a nurturing lifestyle.

As a female leader, what has been the most significant barrier in your career?:

I would say having the strength. It can be difficult for us as females lifting very heavy items. Even pulling calves is difficult as a female. We just don’t have the strength in our wrists to get calves turned at times.

What mistakes have you made along the way and what did you learn from them?:

Making mistakes is apart of life. It’s part of being who we are : Human. Having animals requires a watchful eye and attention to detail. And above all else KNOW YOUR ANIMALS.

Do you or did you have a woman leader as a mentor or are there specific women who inspired you and why?:

No I don’t or didn’t have any mentors.

You are a busy woman. What do you do to relax and maintain good mental health?:

Simply being involved in agriculture is relaxing for me. I can spend countless days and hours with my livestock and not truly feel fatigued. It is a much different feeling than practicing as an RN where mental fatigue was debilitating. I do however enjoy gardening, sewing, crochet, knitting, machine embroidery and logo designing.

To help other women starting out, Tell us how you advertise your business. Do you use social media marketing, website, facebook? What provides the most value to your business?:

I have both a website and a Facebook page. I would say Facebook advertising has provided the most value.

What is your website?:

What is your facebook address?:

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