Female Run Farms Push 1 Million

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Women have always been an integral part of farm life, but in the past 25 to 30 years they have been taking a more active role in farm management, taking the bull by the horns as it were.

In a recent USDA study, the number of women run farms more than doubled in the years 1982 to 2007, that’s about 1/3 of all farm owners, and the number will continue to rise as women take a more active role in producing healthier, chemical-free food. One can only imagine how these women, and the daughters under their tutelage, will shape the future of Ag in American. Should be fun to watch!

To learn more about female farmers in your state or to become involved with other female farmers, check listings in your state for Women in Agriculture (state name), National Women in Agriculture or the Association of Women in Agriculture.

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