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Women farmers and ranchers are essential to Idaho's agricultural industries and communities.

 

In 2019, research and extension faculty from the University of Idaho were awarded a four-year grant from the USDA National Food and Agriculture Institute to conduct research and education that supports the success of women in agriculture in our state. The Women Farmers and Ranchers on the Rise in Idaho project is working to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing the state's women in agriculture.

 

This page offers information and resources about the project and features upcoming programs and opportunities for women in agriculture in Idaho.  

Idaho Women Farmer and Rancher Survey

Help us serve you better!

The Women Farmers and Ranchers on the Rise in Idaho Project is asking women involved in agriculture in Idaho to participate in a state-wide survey about the opportunities and challenges they are facing. Responses will help us better understand Idaho's women in agriculture and how educational programs can better support them.

Take the completely anonymous surveytinyurl.com/id-women-in-ag 

(usar el mismo enlace para la encuesta en español) 

The survey is open from March 2 to April 30, 2021. 

If you have questions or comments, please contact Colette DePhelps (cdephelps@uidaho.edu) or Ryanne Pilgeram (rpilgeram@uidaho.edu). 

Idaho Women in Ag Monthly Newsletter

Information & Resources

Fact Sheets

Idaho Women in Ag Fact Sheet #1: Farm Operations, Farmers, and Principal Farmers

Recorded Webinars

Accessing, Understanding, and Using Data from the USDA's Census of Agriculture:

Lessons Learned from our Women in Ag Research (recording)

Presenters: Ryanne Pilgeram, Ph.D. and Katie Dentzman, Ph.D., University of Idaho Department of Sociology & Anthropology

View the recording | Download the slides

Women Farmers & Ranchers on the Rise in Idaho (recording)

Ryanne Pilgeram, Ph.D. and Katie Dentzman, Ph.D. from the University of Idaho Department of Sociology use 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture data to highlight key information about women farming and ranching in Idaho.

View the recording | Download the slides

Articles

How the USDA Changed the Way Women Farmers are Counted in the Census of Agriculture (article)

Authors: Ryanne Pilgeram, Katie Dentzman, Paul Lewin, and Kelsey Conley

Read the article

Upcoming Programs

We are currently wrapping up offerings of Annie's Project in Idaho. 

Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming programs! 

Do you want to receive the monthly Idaho Women in Agriculture newsletter?

Email mlawrence@uidaho.edu to be added to the newsletter list.

The Women Farmers and Ranchers on the Rise in Idaho project is supported by:

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative grant #2019-68006-29325 / project accession #1018649

The project members are: Dr. Ryanne Pilgeram (Project Manager), Dr. Katie Dentzman, Colette DePhelps, Mackenzie Lawrence, Dr. Monica Fisher, Dr. Karie Boone, Jennifer Werlin, Dr. Paul Lewin, and Cassidy Hall