By the Numbers: the 2012 Census of Ag & Women Farm and Ranch Operators

This webinar recording looks at what data collected by the 2012 Census of Ag tells us about women farm and ranch operators. Where are women farmers? What changes have taken place in the landscape since 2007 and 2002? What is on the horizon?

Virginia Harris of NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service) will discuss the changing demographics of agriculture in the United States and what those changes mean to women in agriculture.

Carolyn Sachs, Professor of Rural Sociology and Head of Women’s Studies Department at Penn State University, will share some insight into issues of gender and agriculture.

Lyn Garling, a Pennsylvania farmer, is part of the statistics of women who are growing and marketing local foods. She’ll give her perspective on the changes she’s experienced as a farm woman.