Perennial Systems Conservation: Reaching Women Landowners & Farmers

Submitted by barogers on Tue, 08/29/2023 - 10:29

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conservation, learning circles, network, women, women farmers, women landowners


<p>Nearly 50% of Iowa farmland is owned by women, many of whom are non-operating landowners. Additionally, women farmers are on the rise, with women and other historically underserved producers making up a majority of new and beginning farmers. Given these trends, it is crucial for agricultural organizations to support women landowners and farmers as active partners in conservation. The following data was gathered from American Farmland Trust Women for the Land Learning Circles, which sought to determine the conservation needs of women. The program combined research-based, participatory methods to create peer-to-peer spaces for women in agriculture to share their expertise and experiences with one another.&nbsp;</p>