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Author invites area women to submit stories for upcoming book

Women in the Lennox area are asked to submit their stories about their life on the farm for a new book titled, “The Real Farm Wives of South Dakota.”

South Dakota native, Jeanette Ulmer, of Lennox, is writing a series of books about Midwestern farm life, as told from the women who live it. Her debut book, “The Real Farm Wives of South Dakota,” is slated to be published in 2020. Ulmer has plans for subsequent volumes featuring North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas farm wives.

Currently, Ulmer is gathering stories from current or former farm wives, or farmer’s daughters, about their experiences growing up on, or currently living on, a farm. Select stories will be published in the book. All published authors will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

“South Dakota is rich in farming history with women playing an integral role in the day-to-day operations,” said Ulmer. “It is important that the stories from the current and past generations of farm wives be recorded. In doing so, the legacy of South Dakota’s farming history will be more completely preserved and their stories of triumph, tragedy, fun and laughter, awe and inspiration will be heard.”

For more information, or to submit a story, visit or submit stories by email to: In-person or phone interviews can be arranged if necessary (due to inaccessibility to email or communication restrictions) call 605-988-4576 to make arrangements.

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