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 in Ag Monthly Newsletter
Sent via email on the first Tuesday of every month
Read Past Issues of the Idaho Women in Ag Monthly Newsletter!
Information & Resources
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
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.
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
Idaho Women in Ag in the News
Idaho News 6 | March 17, 2021
Editorial in Capital Press by Ryanne Pilgeram | March 1, 2021
Capital Press | October 26, 2020
Capital Press | October 23, 2020
We are currently wrapping up offerings of Annie's Project in Idaho.
Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming programs!
Questions? Contact our project team!
Colette DePhelps |
Ryanne Pilgeram |
Mackenzie Lawrence |
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