Women involved in agriculture are a fast growing population with a unique set of farm safety and health needs. It’s important to consider PPE, ergonomic practices, nutrition and other gender-based health needs that are specific to the female body. Take charge of your health with a few of these resources!
The AgrileadHer™ conference is created for every woman who is passionate about agriculture and food, whether you are a university student studying agriculture, producer, entrepreneur, representative of a grower association, or corporate agribusiness. Registration for the 2023 virtual conference will be open in March 2023.
The conference is hosted by The University of Georgia, The Georgia Department of Agriculture, and The University of Tennessee. Funding was made possible in part by the USDA’s Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) grants.
USDA Women in Ag
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. The USDA is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion in the agriculture—and that includes building opportunities for women to grow, learn from one another, and lead within their industries.
Pony Tail Ag Campaign Facebook
The Pony Tail Ag Campaign shares the stories of women involved in North Carolina agriculture. From the farm to the lab, from government to schools, women are changing the face of agriculture. Join the campaign as it embarks on a tour, interviewing some awesome ladies. Check out a few of our favorite stories about women involved in NC Agromedicine.
Women in Ag Learning Network
Other Resources for Women in Ag
- American Agri-Women, a national coalition of farm, ranch, and agri-business women’s organizations.
- Rural Women’s Studies Association, an international association for the advancement and promotion of farm and rural women’s gender studies.
- The Women’s Agricultural Network (WAgN) is a collaborative effort of the University of Vermont Extension System, the Women’s Small Business Program, UVM’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and the United States Department of Agriculture
- National Women in Agriculture Association, the largest agricultural organization for women in the world, providing equality and sustainable opportunities for women farmers and at-risk youth.
- WomeninAgriculture.org Risk management resources for women who farm.
- Women, Food and Agriculture Network Linking and amplifying women’s voices on issues of food systems, sustainable communities, and environmental integrity.