Hunger is a continually growing epidemic. 43% of the world’s agricultural labor force are women, but they are not often given the education, resources, rights or the voice to affect positive change. Whether you prefer your own backyard garden or a 200 acre farm, growing food is a skill that helps the world. Besides, making your own jams, or eating your own corn from your yard is some of the best-tasting food you will have!        
Connecting women in agriculture

“The conference featured workshops for women farmers, women looking to start farming, women working in the agriculture industry and young women looking for networking and career opportunities. Workshop tracks focused on business and finances, production agriculture, communication, home and family, and special interests.”

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Women in Agriculture

Women confront gender gap in wineries’ executive suites

When she took over as president of Domaine Carneros in 1987, Eileen Crane was one of the few women to lead a North Coast winery. At the time, Michaela Rodeno was president at St. Supery Vineyards and Winery in Napa; the rest typically served in various roles at their family-owned wineries.

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Women take over farming

Male out-migration and gender norms driving feminization of agriculture in Madhes”

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Women in agriculture are challenging stereotypes

About a third of the nation’s farmers are women, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And most of these women are working family farms, since 99 percent of all American farms are family-owned and operated.

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“FarmHer shines a light on women in agriculture.

Documenting women in agriculture through photography. Listen to stories through radio, television, and podcasts. Join the network by attending events. Wear the brand through lines of merchandise designed specifically for the FarmHer.

FarmHer is agriculture, updated.”

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Pass the pitchfork: the evolving role of women in agriculture

Working from sunup to sundown during the long days of summer, Christine Kimber has little time for anything but farming. Like generations of farmers before her, she worries about flooding and drought, fights weeds and pests, and hopes for a good harvest. Unlike many women in the past, however, Chris co-owns her farm with her sister and brother and has a shared legal right to decide how it is run. 

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“If women farmers had access to the same resources as men, more than 150 million additional people would have enough food to eat. We aim to make that a reality. Your gift will provide support for women’s groups, training in gender equality and the means to send girls to school. Help empower women around the world to reach their full potential.”   Click here to learn more!
Women in Agribusiness
“The Women in Agribusiness Summit, now in its seventh year, has nurtured a recognized agribusiness community where the sharing of business knowledge and industry innovations is at the forefront of helping women excel in the sector. Attendees will benefit from presentations on the latest trends, outlooks, and innovations in ag, unparalleled networking opportunities with influential executives, and spot-on professional development.”   Click here to learn more!
National Women in Agriculture Association
“NWIAA believes rural minority women have been often neglected; the lack of resources has stagnated rural development. NWIAA is the first minority woman-owned and operated organization that provides innovative outreach education that attracts and sustains current and future generations with its innovative, spiritual, and USDA certified education techniques.”   Click here to learn more!
Farming First
“Farmers. Workers. Entrepreneurs. Caregivers. Bread-winners. Bread-makers. Mothers. Wives. Daughters. Women are the backbone of the rural economy, especially in the developing world. Yet they receive only a fraction of the land, credit, inputs (such as improved seeds and fertilizers), agricultural training and information compared to men. Empowering and investing in rural women has been shown to significantly increase productivity, reduce hunger and malnutrition and improve rural livelihoods. And not only for women but for everyone.”   Click here to learn more!
Farming First
“Strong women of sustainable agriculture. Imagine an organic farming revolution. One that builds soil rather than depletes it and saves seed rather than destroys it. Right now, millions of women are behind this work. They believe in tomorrow. And their work is changing the world. Women Who Farm supports and celebrates those who do this necessary work. We bring resources, community, and share a story.”   Click here to learn more!
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