Project Team

Mary Peabody, director of the Women’s Agricultural Network and Extension Professor at the University of Vermont Extension is the director of the project.

Other members of the leadership team include:

  • Arlene De La Mora, from the Research Institute for Studies in Education at Iowa State University;
  • Karen Funkenbusch, Rural Safety and Health Specialist and Missouri
    Missouri AgrAbility Program Director,University of Missouri Extension;
  • Beth Holtzman, coordinator of the University of Vermont Extension New Farmer Project and Women’s Agricultural Network;
  • Cori Hyde, Iowa State University
  • Patty Neiner, coordinator of the Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network at the Pennsylvania State University;
  • Erin Parker of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law.
  • Madeline Schultz, Women in Agriculture Program Manager at Iowa State University Extension.

Additionally,  farmers, ranchers, educators and business owners from around the US serve as advisors to the project.

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