New Farmer Resources for Women

Introduction

Women play a central role in American agriculture. However, this role is not always recognized and farm programs and educational resources may be geared toward men. There are several ways organizations provide services exclusivley geared for new women farmers as well as ways to ensure equal access to information and resources.

Establish women farmer networks (Some women have expressed they feel more comfortable exchanging information and networking without males present.)

Incorporate language, images, and examples into educational materials that are inclusive rather than alienating women farmers.

Organizations

American Agri-Women

Annie's Project

Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN)

Women, Land and Legacy (WLL)

Publications

Farmer Jane