Vermont Farm Women's Fund (VFWF)
Working to assure a vibrant future for women farmers
The Vermont Farm Women's Fund provides stipends and scholarships to help Vermont's women farmers build thriving businesses.
Raising the profile of women farmers
VFWF Farm Business Development awards help recipients improve their farm businesses. Leadership Development awards help women farmers participate in agricultural policy development.
The future of Vermont's working landscape depends on women farmers
- Half of Vermont's 6900 farms have at least one woman operator.
- The most recent USDA Census of Ag shows the number of female principal farm operators in Vt. increased from 967 to 1466 in five years.
Yet, women farmers face particular challenges.
- Women typically operate smaller farms and earn less than men;
- Women frequently have different educational needs concerning farm production, marketing and finance.
Last modified January 19 2013 05:55 PM