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‘Cowgirl Camp’ to emphasize role of women in agriculture

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Two farm-raised women are putting on a workshop on sustainable farming and ranching at Beth Robinette’s Cheney farm. Beth, shown with her horses, Marshall, left, and Sunka, is a second-generation rancher. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Beth Robinette walked in among her cattle, leaned forward and mooed. A low, guttural “How are you all doing this morning?” kind of moo. All around her, black cows lifted their heads and, one at a time, they mooed back. “It’s funny, isn’t it?” Robinette said, standing in the pasture that’s been grazed by her family’s cattle for three generations. “They always respond.”

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