Women’s Role in Agriculture Expanding
The April 2013 Issue of Acres USA features an article about two women farmers — graduates of our Beginning Farmers & Ranchers: Women in the Northeast program — Elysa Bryant and Tricia Park. Author Tara Maxwell writes…
“The role of women in agriculture continues to grow as more women take the helm of farms and ranches across the country. Of the 3.3 million U.S. farm operators counted in the 2007 Census of Agriculture, 30.2 percent — or more than 1 million — were women, and the number of women who were the principal operators of a farm or ranch increased by almost 30 percent from 2002.”
We are so proud of these ladies and all the women who are building the farms and ranchers of their dreams. Be sure to read the full article.
HMI is currently running Beginning Farmers & Ranchers programs in the Northeast and Texas. If you are a women with less than ten years of experience and interested in participating in these programs, be sure to join HMI’s mailing list to be notified of when enrollment begins for our 2013/2014 season.