Grimes Business Chosen for Statewide SBDC Award

FarmHer, Inc. chosen as Small Business of the Month


AMES, Iowa – America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) is pleased to announce that Marji Guyler-Alaniz, owner, FarmHer, Inc., Grimes, is the winner of the SBDC’s statewide Business of the Month Award.


Christina Moffatt, regional director of the Mid Iowa SBDC, Des Moines says, “I couldn’t be more proud to present this award to Marji. She came to the SBDC with a vision to showcase women in farming through her photography. She since has grown her business to include a clothing line, several statewide events, and a television show.”


FarmHer was founded in 2013 to change the image of agriculture to include women, told through Marji’s photographs and stories. Today, FarmHer has grown from a gallery of images to an online community built just for women in agriculture, GrowHer conferences in four different states, a clothing line that showcases who these women are and what they love, and a national television show on RFD-TV that will premiere this September. FarmHer is continually expanding, promoting other “HER” brands such as RanchHer, GardenHer, SmartHer, and PowHer, focusing on increasing positive and realistic images of women.


For more information on FarmHer, visit its website at or its Facebook page at


The SBDC Business of the Month Award will be presented to Marji by SBDC Regional Director Christina Moffatt, who nominated the business for the award.


America’s SBDC Iowa is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s College of Business. Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515-294-7612, email


Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, America’s SBDC Iowa has 15 regional assistance centers located strategically across the state. Since program inception in 1981, the SBDC has helped hundreds of thousands of Iowa businesses and entrepreneurs through no fee, confidential, customized, professional business counseling and practical, affordable training workshops.


For more information on America’s SBDC Iowa programs or services, call (515) 294-2030 or visit


Press Contacts:

Christina Moffatt, Mid Iowa SBDC, 515-331-8954,

Tricia Janes, America’s SBDC Iowa, 515-294-2030,

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