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Women in Agriculture

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Our mission: We strive to empower women in agriculture to achieve goals and manage risk through education, networking and technology.
Our Purpose:

Women face unique challenges growing viable businesses in farming and ranching. They often are not taken as seriously as men when seeking loans and insurance, may feel unwelcome at predominantly men’s farming meetings, and often need off-farm income which requires working during the day and farming on evenings and weekends. This statewide program for women involved in agriculture, will provide risk-management and financial management education, and guidance in mitigating problems in running their businesses.

WSU Ferry County Extension is a proud supporter of the annual Women in Ag conference and hosts a local site every year. The 2019 conference is now in the planning stages. Check the Women in Ag website for more information about upcoming conferences and to view previous years’ engaging presentations.

 

Resources

The USDA “Women in Agriculture” website has many resources available to help women in agriculture succeed in stewardship, innovation and productivity.

Follow the Conversation

To help women in the United States connect with other women leaders in agriculture all across the country, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has established a Women in Ag mentoring network.

Follow the USDA Blog or Twitter by joining the discussion using #womeninag.