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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 Tanglebloom Farm & Melissa Masters

By Melissa Pasanen At Tanglebloom Flower Farm, daffodils are part of the risk management strategy to protect the farm’s high-value flower crops like foxglove and delphinium. “I have so many problems with voles,” farmer-owner Melissa Masters says. “I heard they … Continue reading read more »

Posted on 2 June 2019 | 2:35 pm

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

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