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

Women’s Roles in Farm and Ranch Transition Planning

Women’s Roles in Farm and Ranch Transition Planning is an online course for women in agriculture.The course introduces transition planning activities and terminology to give women of all ages specific action steps they can take. Women will learn how to help move a farm or ranch business to the next generation whether family or non-family is involved. Communication tips and tools will help women talk to their family and others.