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Conference Name Connecting and Supporting US Women in Agriculture Programs

Beth Holtzman and Mary Peabody


The "21st Century Management: Enhancing Educational Programming for Beginning Farm and Ranch Women" project is developing resources and training for educators interested in improving, expanding and starting programs for beginning farm and ranch women.

This four-year project brings together a diverse, national team of educators, researchers and farmers to evaluate existing programs and curricula; identify gaps; and create a central repository where educators can access high quality, peer-reviewed curricula and training materials that match the learning needs of their women-in-agriculture audiences.

Funded by the USDA NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development (BFRDP) program, with additional support from the eXtension Foundation and Agribank, the project is organized around key topics of high importance to farm and ranch women, all of which have significant risk management dimensions. They are leadership and management; business scale and profitability; land access, transfer and stewardship; legal issues and farm safety, mechanization and ergonomics.

This poster, and supplementary hand-outs, will provide an overview of work accomplished thus far in the project, emphasizing tools, resources, curricula, and training opportunities educators can access to help deliver more engaging and effective programs for women farmers and ranchers in their locale. It will give conference attendees opportunities to ask questions and share information with our project team members so that we can incorporate their ideas/concerns in the final year of our project.

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