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Idaho Women in Ag

About the Program

Women farmers and ranchers are essential to Idaho's

agricultural industries and communities.


According to the USDA and Census of Agriculture statistics on farm size, farm sales, and farm profitability, women farmers are a socially disadvantaged and underserved group. In 2019, University of Idaho research and extension faculty were awarded a four-year grant from the USDA National Food and Agriculture Institute to conduct research and outreach to better understand the challenges and opportunities women in agriculture are facing.


The Women Farmers and Ranchers on the Rise in

the US and Idaho project has two primary long-term goals:  


1. reducing barriers and increasing opportunities for achieving

financial success and increasing sustainability of enterprises

for women farm and ranch operators

2. increasing the prosperity of women farm operators,

their families, and rural communities

The 117th U.S. Congress has recognized the importance of women in agriculture

by designating March 24, 2022 as "National Women in Agriculture Day".

Spring 2022 Program Poster
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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 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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