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Linda Bannwarth poses at the farm she runs with her husband, Chuck Bannwarth -- or, as she calls him, her "ag partner." (Chris Huber/Republic)

Women play larger role in today's ag

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They're not all farm wives anymore. Women are driving combines, ordering feed and seed and owning and managing farms and ranches. Linda Bannwarth, of rural Mitchell, has seen the evolving role of women in agriculture.

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"I just think there's more respect for women now. I have nieces who have ag degrees," Bannwarth said.

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