NE IA RC&D provides technical assistance for the Women, Land and Legacy Programs in Winneshiek and Clayton Counties. The number of women involved in agriculture continues to increase according to the 2002 Census of Agriculture. The census shows that the number of women principal farm operators increased 12.62% from 1997 to 2002. In most Iowa counties, the percentage of women landowners is close to 40% or more. Because of this increase, there is a tremendous need for outreach, information, and education with the growing number of women agricultural decision-makers.
Posted on December 9, 2009 in Grow the Local Food System, Natural Resource Based Community & Economic Development