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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.

  • About Us

    Through a series of educational, technical assistance, and networking opportunities, WAgN works to increase the number of women owning and operating profitable farms and ag-related businesses, as well as their profile in leadership positions throughout the agricultural sectors of business, government and community.

    From developing and assessing a business idea through the advanced planning and implementation phases, WAgN offers a program to support and encourage these varying levels.

    Our Vision

    To increase the number of women owning/operating profitable farms and ag-related businesses and their profile in leadership positions throughout the agricultural sectors of business, government and community.

    Our Mission

    To provide education and technical assistance to individuals starting or enhancing farms and ag-related businesses.

Educational Opportunities

In Person and Online Learning Opportunities for Women and Beginning Farmers

Combining informed decision-making with sound business management practices is central to all of WAgN's offerings. Generally, our educational opportunities fall into three categories: courses, workshops, and learning circles.





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

WAgN is funded by grants, gifts and program fees.

Current grant support is from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA under award number 2014-68006-21873.

Contact Us

Mary Peabody, Director of WAgN, UVM Extension Specialist in Community Resources and Economic Development
(802) 476-2003

Beth Holtzman, Outreach Education Coordinator of WAgN


Office Location
The Women's Ag Network
327 US Route 302, Berlin, VT 05641