Women, Food and Agriculture Network began working in 2000 in Cass County, Iowa with an advisory committee of a dozen women farmland owners. These women met over the next year to develop a survey that was sent out to nearly 700 women farmland owners. The purpose of the survey was to get a picture of what a woman landowner in Cass County looked like and to find out her particular needs.
The advisory committee developed and sent out an eleven page survey that was sent out to the women farmland owners. Members of the advisory committee were interviewed on the local radio and in the newspapers encouraging women to fill out and return the surveys. The result was a forty percent return, giving a very good overview of the women farmland owners in the county.
This workshop will share with participates how this project evolved, the results of the survey, and what has happened since. A unique aspect of this project was the partnership between Women, Food and Agriculture Network, the Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa State University.
|Conference||2006 National Extension Women in Agriculture Conference|
|Presentation Type||45-Minute Concurrent|