Women In Ag

Women in Ag

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the 2012 Agricultural Census, nearly one-million women are working America’s lands. That is nearly a third of our nation’s farmers. These women are generating $12.9 billion in annual agricultural sales.  Women are also 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.

To help women in Washington connect with other women leaders in agriculture all across the country, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has established a women in ag mentoring network.

Join the conversation by emailing AgWomenLead@usda.gov or check out #womeninag on Twitter.  Check out the latest Women in Agriculture Newsletter for news from USDA and our mentoring group.

Women in Ag Team Newsletter – July 2015 (218.99 KB)