Women in Ag

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From historic homesteaders to contemporary cattle ranchers, women have been a cornerstone of America’s agriculture heritage. The 2012 Census of Agriculture notes that nearly 1 million women are working America’s lands. That is nearly a third of our nation’s farmers. Together, these women are generating $12.9 billion in annual agricultural sales.

Women are scientists, economists, foresters, veterinarians, and conservationists. Women are in the boardrooms and the corner offices of international enterprises, and are the owners and operators of small businesses. Women are property owners and managers. Women are policymakers and standard bearers. Women are involved in every aspect of agriculture.

Women in agriculture: this is the place for you.

Kate Edwards has been managing Wild Woods Farm, a 7-acre vegetable farm in Johnson County, Iowa for seven years full-time, with the help from workers like Lizzie Warren (L) and Ari Levin (R).