Everyone faces the stress of adversity and change. For people working in agriculture, that adversity and change can be even more challenging. Research has shown that women farmers in particular need peers and a place to share difficulties and mitigate isolation. With this in mind, Nebraska and Missouri have introduced more intentional networking opportunities to their Women in Agriculture Programs called Women in Agriculture Learning Circles (WIALCs). The goal of WIALCs is to provide participants with more meaningful networking opportunities that assist women farmers in building resiliency. This presentation will discuss the resources developed to assist other Women in Agriculture Programs launch WIALCs and preliminary results of the project.
|Conference||2019 Extension Risk Management Education National Conference|