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Young women and non-binary farmers grow diversity in Long Island - Sort by:
Young women and non-binary farmers grow diversity in Long Island
Sporting a backwards gray cap, studded earrings and a thin, head-to-toe layer of dirt, Layton Guenther took a break from the day's fieldwork to talk about their path from an upper-middle-class suburb to a Long Island, New York, farm.

"Farming - for where I grew up - was a very unusual career choice," said Guenther, 32, who grew up in a New York City suburb and identifies as gender non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. But "everybody belongs on the land in their own way. None of us should feel alienated from it."

Guenther grows potatoes, squash, wheat and other crops at Quail Hill, the Amagansett,...
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REFILE - CORRECTING ID Farmer Isabel Milligan drives a tractor as she weeds and transplants crops on the farm in Amagansett, New York, U.S., July 11, 2019. Picture taken July 11, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsay Morris
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Marilee Foster of Foster Farm harvests potatoes on... more
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Farmers weed and transplant crops at Amber Waves Farm... more
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Garlic dries in a greenhouse at Quail Hill Farm in... more
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Marilee Foster of Foster Farm works in Sagaponack,... more
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Quail Hill farmer Alicia Mountain works in Amagansett,... more
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Layton Guenther, director of Quail Hill Farm, checks... more
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Chickens are seen at the Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett,... more
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Marilee Foster's brother and farming partner, Dean,... more
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Layton Guenther, director of Quail Hill Farm, moves... more
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Layton Guenther, director of Quail Hill Farm, plows... more
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A sign is seen at Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett, New... more
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Potatoes harvested by Marilee Foster of Foster Farm... more
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Farming equipment is seen on Foster Farm in Sagaponack,... more
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Vegetables are seen at the Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett,... more
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The chalk board at Quail Hill Farm, revised weekly... more
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Produce, including blueberries and rhubarb, are seen... more
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Layton Guenther (R), director of Quail Hill Farm, gathers... more
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Marilee Foster of Foster Farm relaxes at the end of... more
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Layton Guenther, director of Quail Hill Farm, gathers... more
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Quail Hill farmers Layton Guenther (L) and Alicia Mountain... more
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Quail Hill farmer Alicia Mountain stretches before... more
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Quail Hill farmer Layton Guenther prepares before the... more
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Layton Guenther, director of Quail Hill Farm, jump... more
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