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Idaho Women in Agriculture

Women farmers and ranchers are essential to Idaho's agricultural industries and communities. This page offers information and resources and features upcoming programs for women in agriculture in Idaho.


Information & Resources

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

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

Annie's Project in North Idaho

This all-women course fosters problem solving, record keeping, and decision-making skills around five areas of agricultural risk: production, legal, market, human and financial. Women farmers and ranchers attending the course will gain a better understanding of a variety topics such as business planning, market expansion, farm succession and retirement planning, using insurance to mitigate risk and finding and retaining employees.  Participants will have ample time to talk with other women producers in the class and build their regional women in ag network.

Questions? Contact Kate Painter (kpainter@uidaho.edu) or Colette DePhelps (cdephelps@uidaho.edu).

Dates: Every Tuesday evening from January 19th - February 23rd, 2021

Time: 6 - 9 pm

Cost: $60

Click here to register

This offering of Annie's Project is open to women in Idaho's ten northern counties: Boundary, Bonner, Shoshone, Kootenai, Benewah, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis and Idaho.

Annie's Project will be offered in Southern Idaho beginning in February 2021. Please contact Ashlee Westerhold (ashleew@uidaho.edu) for more information about the Southern Idaho course.