Women entering farming are more likely than their male counterparts to first ask how their farms can support their families and their communities. This perspective leads to women having farms that are more diverse, more likely to grow produce, and more likely to raise small animals. By supporting women farmers we are not only helping to create entrepreneurs, we are helping build community food security, bringing more diversity to the landscape, and protecting farmland into the future.
Women are just 30 percent of agriculture – a number that needs to increase. Unfortunately many women who want to farm experience firsthand that agriculture is still seen as a man’s game, and we work to show women that not only can they be successful farmers, there is a community of support across the country.
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