Coaching Women Farmers and Ranchers

Woman to woman networks are powerful strategies for beginning farm and ranch women to learn how to build businesses that fit their needs and lifestyles. One of the reasons that networks are so powerful is that they employ more coaching techniques than education techniques. This recording from the 2019 Women in Ag Programs for 21st Century Farms and Ranches Virtual Conference explore several models that employ coaching strategies in different ways to attain business goals, learn skills, and take some calculated risks. Our panelists will share their experience in developing programs and curricula designed to meet women farmers and ranchers where they are and create dynamic learning networks to carry them forward. 

Presenters:  Maud Powell, Oregon State University Small Farms Program; Jean Eells, PhD, E Resources Group, LLC and Lisa Kivirist, Senior Fellow, Endowed Chair in Agricultural Systems, University of Minnesota, author of Soil Sisters:  A Toolkit for Women Farmers, co-owner of Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast in Monroe, WI

Reproductive Health Exposures for Women in Agriculture

This 2020 fact sheet from AgriSafe is designed for women working in agriculture on reproductive health exposures and associated risks. This two sided resource covers five areas of exposures for women and infants. Additionally page two covers common personal protective equipment (PPE) for pesticide use.

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The Art of Negotiation – Presentation

This presentation and companion The Art of Negotiation Worksheet presents information, strategies and practice opportunities to help women farm owners and managers build their negotiation skill set. These resources also address some key knowledge, skill and confidence challenges female farmers may encounter in a variety of negotiation settings.