Peggy Farrell is the director of the Wisconsin
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. In her 24 years with BOW, she
has welcomed thousands of women to the outdoors by teaching them
beginner-level outdoor skills to help them enjoy nature and
become more confident.
She has mentored new deer and turkey hunters, coached beginning shooters, and coordinated hundreds of BOW workshops in the state.
Farrell's outdoor writing has been
published in magazines including Wisconsin Natural Resources, North
American Hunter, and North American Fisherman and has been featured in a
variety of newspapers and on-line publications.
Her diverse background
includes training in natural resources, journalism, public relations,
advertising, editing and publishing, and hunter education. Farrell has a
master's degree in environmental education from UW-Stevens Point College
of Natural Resources and is an instructor for an environmental literacy course titled "People, Resources and the Biosphere".
She also coordinates the Central Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Viewing Project and is a state R3 coordinator and Hunter Mentor Trainer.
She lives on a small farm outside Amherst,
Wisconsin with border collies Oona and Andrew, Carl and Charlie the fainting goats, several
fancy-breed domestic chickens and geese, along with her husband Robert Smith. Farrell's interests include
turkey hunting, gardening, music, poetry, baking bread, and fishing.