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Idaho Women in Ag

Get to Know Idaho's Women in Ag

Women farmers and ranchers are essential to Idaho's

agricultural industries and communities.

 

The Women Farmers and Ranchers on the Rise in the US and Idaho project has been researching the challenges and opportunities facing Idaho's women in agriculture.

Browse fact sheets, recorded webinars, publications, and news features from the project.

Fact Sheets

70% of farm operations

in Idaho have at least

one woman operator.

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Farm Operations, Farmers, & 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., University of Idaho and Katie Dentzman, Ph.D., Iowa State University

View the recording
 | Download the slides

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


Presenters:
Ryanne Pilgeram, Ph.D., University of Idaho and Katie Dentzman, Ph.D., Iowa State University

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 | Download the slides

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


Presenters:
Ryanne Pilgeram, Ph.D., University of Idaho and Katie Dentzman, Ph.D., Iowa State University

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 | Download the slides

Publications

Women, Race & Place in US Agriculture
Authors: Ryanne Pilgeram, Katherine Dentzman, Paul Lewin
Read the article (web link) | Read the article (PDF)


Women Farmers on the Rise? Understanding USDA Data-Collection Methods

Authors: Karie Boone, Colette DePhelps, Ryanne Pilgeram, Katherine Dentzman,
Jennifer Werlin, Mackenzie Lawrence

Read the article (web link) | Read the article (PDF)

How the USDA Changed the Way Women Farmers are Counted in the Census of Agriculture
Authors: Ryanne Pilgeram, Katie Dentzman, Paul Lewin, and Kelsey Conley
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Farmworkers and the gender wage gap: An empirical analysis of wage inequality in US agriculture

Authors: Monica Fisher, Paul Lewin, and Ryanne Pilgeram
Read the article (web link) | Read the article (PDF)

Queer Farmers in the 2017 Census of Agriculture

Authors: Katherine Dentzman, Ryanne Pilgeram, Paul Lewin, Kelsey Conley
Read the article (web link) | Read the article (PDF)

Gender differences in the financial performance of U.S. farm businesses: A decomposition

analysis using the Census of Agriculture

Authors: Monica Fisher, Paul Lewin, Ryanne Pilgeram

Read the article (web link) | Read the article (PDF)

Press

Women in leadership reflect agriculture's diversity, researchers say
Capital Press | January 2, 2023

More women enrolling in college ag programs
Capital Press | December 30, 2022

Western Innovator: Researcher studies women farmers
Capital Press | January 21, 2022

Research team aims to explore challenges women in agriculture face
Idaho News 6 | March 17, 2021

We want to hear form Idaho women in agriculture
Editorial in Capital Press by Ryanne Pilgeram | March 1, 2021 

Researchers report ag census data collection changes needed
Capital Press | October 26, 2020

Idaho researchers study women farmers' access to resources
Capital Press | October 23, 2020

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 Team: Dr. Ryanne Pilgeram (Project Manager), Dr. Paul Lewin, Colette DePhelps, Mackenzie Lawrence, Dr. Monica Fisher, Jennifer Werlin, and Dr. Katie Dentzman.

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