Growing Programs for Farm and Ranch Women

Launched in October 2015, the 21st Century Management: Enhancing Educational Programming for Beginning Farm and Ranch Women project is working to expand opportunities for educators interested in improving, expanding and starting outreach programs for beginning farm and ranch women.

This four-year initiative brings together a diverse, national team of educators, research and women working in agriculture to existing programs and curricula; identify gaps in targeting women; and create a central repository where educators can access curricula and training materials.

“We view this project as a way to validate the important work that has been going on around the country for decades while acknowledging that women remain under-served in many areas of agriculture,” says University of Vermont Extension Professor Mary Peabody director of the project.