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  • Three Cow Creamery, JuanCarlos Gonzalez @JuanKasFoto

    Three Cow Creamery, JuanCarlos Gonzalez @JuanKasFoto

  • Darby Farm, JuanCarlos Gonzalez @JuanKasFoto

    Darby Farm, JuanCarlos Gonzalez @JuanKasFoto

  • SUSU Community Farm, JuanCarlos Gonzalez @JuanKasFoto

    SUSU Community Farm, JuanCarlos Gonzalez @JuanKasFoto

  • Savage Gardens, JuanCarlos Gonzalez @JuanKasFoto

    Savage Gardens, JuanCarlos Gonzalez @JuanKasFoto

On display in Billings Farm’s Historic Barn from August 19 – October 31.

Throughout the pandemic, photographer JuanCarlos González traveled to farms across Vermont and documented the livelihood, labor, and passion of Vermont Female Farmers. Set in the raw beauty of Vermont’s natural landscape, his images give voice to underrepresented women in agriculture.

From 2020-2022, González visited 38 farmers, photographing them at work during their daily life on the farm. The Vermont Female Farmers exhibition includes 45 photographs capturing the meaningful and impactful contributions that female farmers are making to Vermont’s culture, identity, and economy.

The exhibition title, Vermont Female Farmers, evokes each of the three elements portrayed in each photograph.  González created stunning portraits of women who work in the farm industry.  Each image captures the act of farming, including the products or animals that are produced on each farm.

All are set against a backdrop of the wild and varied beauty of Vermont’s land and rolling hills.  Within these incredible compositions, each image provides insight into the unique story behind the farms and spotlights the underrepresented voices of women in agriculture.

In conjunction with the exhibition, González brings together the photographs, stories, histories, and insights into each farm in a beautiful coffee-table book.  The book is featured for sale in the Billings Farm Gift Shop along with specialty items from many of the farms.

Find a listing of the featured farmers and farms at

About the Photographer
Originally from Maunabo, Puerto Rico, JuanCarlos González is a photojournalist and storyteller, as well as an event and landscape photographer who currently lives in Plymouth, Vermont.  His work has been featured in National Geographic, Vogue Italia, the Boston Globe, and Leica Fotografie International. Find him online and on social at @JuanKasFoto.