#MadeByMAKERS: Female Food Makers

From CEOs of giant culinary corporations to industrious local farmers, we're highlighting some of our favorite food makers.

Click through the gallery above to see our growing list, and don't forget to use the hashtag #MadeByMAKERS to nominate more incredible women who are changing the landscape of the food industry.

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Cheri De Jong Owner, AgriVision Farm Managment | Cheri De Jong leads the nation's top producer of organic milk alongside her husband. She has turned her once-small operation into a booming agricultural success. She mentors young women in agriculture, and launched the De Jong Foundation to empower dairy farmers worldwide.

Katlin Smith, CEO Simple Mills | Katlin Smith launched her natural foods brand Simple Mills to Whole Foods, Target, and more by the age of 28. Smith focuses on culture and product innovation and is always looking to move the food industry forward. Smith founded Simple Mills in an attempt to change the way food is made. Learn more about Smith and the Simple Mills misson on her company's website.

Nicole Bernard Dawes, Founder & CEO Late July | Nicole Bernard Dawes is a pioneering business owner, food advocate and mother whose passion for transforming the food system resulted in one of the country’s most successful snack brands. Growing up the natural food industry at her mother’s health food store and on the production floor of her father’s companies, Cape Cod Potato Chips and Chatham Village Foods, she gained early snacking expertise. Today, Nicole is committed to revolutionizing the snack aisle with organic and non-GMO solutions that infuse bold flavors with an undeniable crunch. Late July is well known for products including Multigrain Tortilla Chips, Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips, Clasico Tortilla Chips, and its brand new line of Organic Cantina Dippers.

Tags: Culinary, Food