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The Women's Agricultural Network

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Welcome to the Women's Agricultural Network website! We have been providing education and technical assistance geared to the needs of women farmers since 1995. We work with established, beginning and aspiring farmers. Please take a few minutes to explore the information and learning opportunities we offer. If you cannot find what you are looking for let us know. Materials are always being added so check back often.

The Women’s Agricultural Network (WAgN) is a collaborative effort of the University of Vermont Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Latest from the Women's Agricultural Network blog...

Spotlight on Arbor Farmstead & Alisha Utter

In 2016, Alisha Utter launched Arbor Farmstead in the Champlain Islands with her partner, Kyle Bowley. Arbor Farmstead focuses on plant-based agriculture, following the practices of “veganic” farming which builds on organic practices but eschews all animal products/byproducts from fish meal to animal manure. A diverse mix of plants and practices, flexibility in responding to customers, and strategic planning in balancing farm and off-farm work, all work together to help Alisha and Kyle build their farm's resilience to production, market, financial and human risks. Continue reading read more »

Posted on 11 March 2019 | 12:07 pm

Gender Differences in Farmer Perspectives on Viability and Impacts of Regulation

Women farmers reported significantly less confidence in their ability to make a living farming than their male counterparts By Melissa Pasanen & Beth Holtzman A recent UVM study on the impacts of regulation and agricultural policy on farmers revealed that … Continue reading read more »

Posted on 21 February 2019 | 8:49 am

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