Women farmers and ranchers are one of the fastest growing demographics in agriculture, making up 30% of all farm operators. However, women-operated farms tend to be smaller, and only 10% have annual sales over $50,000. This historically underserved population is eager to access tools to grow and sustain profitable businesses.

The national Women in Agriculture Learning Network (WIA-LN) provides these tools. Co-led by UVM Extension and initially funded by eXtension.org, the network provides information and resources to help advance the success of women farmers and ranchers. In two years, WIA-LN delivered web-based education directly to 3,300 people across the U.S. Future work will address barriers to profitability and resilience.

Learn more & engage: uvm.edu/wagn


Mary L. Peabody