UGA GreenWay News

A Greener Way of Living, at Home and Abroad

Farmers fatales: Here are the women who grow your food [SLIDESHOW]

female farmer deleteI once had a boss who dismissed women as farmers and the importance of domestic history to agricultural history this slide show visually relates the importance of women to farming today and to agricultural history.

Grist

When somebody says “farmer,” do you automatically think “fella”? Well, think again. Almost one in three U.S. farmers is female — and that number is rising. “My belief is that the 2012 Agricultural Census will show robust growth in the number of women owning farms,” says Kathleen Merrigan, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “There aren’t the same type of gender barriers there once were. I’m heartened by it. More women are at the helm.”

Read more about the women taking charge on U.S. farms.

View original post

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on June 8, 2013 by in Gardening & Farming, Women and tagged , , , .
%d bloggers like this: