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Section: General News - Traditionally in the United States, women played important roles on the family farm helping their father or husband. But a recent Census shows the number of farms run by women is rising. Many of these women were drawn to farming from totally different careers. They now enjoy bringing healthy and flavorful foods to local markets.
Tending chicks is part of Julie Stinar's daily work. She owns Evensong Farm in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Before starting farming five years ago, she worked with fashion stylists in a department store.
"When I had my son, I quit my job at Nordstrom." she said. "That was right around exact the same time that we moved to the …