Nov 05, 2015
In agriculture we are already aware of our relative rarity as an industry sector. It’s a well-worn and oft-repeated fact that farmers and ranchers make up less than 2 percent of the U.S. population. However, for some of us in ag, namely women actively engaged in farming, we’re even more like diamonds in the rough. Fewer than 30 percent of farmers today are women. Interestingly, though, that number is on the rise. According to USDA, woman-operated farms has doubled since 1982 to nearly 1 million.
With that in mind, this week I’m delighted to announce a brand new peer group program exclusively for women ag producers. I’m even more excited that I’ve been asked to facilitate this group. Farm Journal is now launching an Interactive Online Peer Group for Women in agriculture. This group is aimed at attracting women that are actively engaged in farming and are seeking to raise the value of their contribution to the operation, network with other women, and gain access to new concepts that can be implemented on the farm. To maximize the time available to busy women in agricultural production, this peer group will include one annual face- to-face meeting and six bi-monthly interactive webcam calls with themed topics. The group will launch with its first meeting on December 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
For more information, contact Lindsey Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 888-605-7138.
To reach Sarah Beth Aubrey, email email@example.com.