Find Information on Women in Rural America


100 year old woman farmer with calf. USDA Blog photo Age is Just a Number for 100-Year-old Farmer

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Blog

Read about "Ms. Annie Faye Woodson has been directly involved in farming and ranching in Texas for the last 76 years" a news feature on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Blog.

Copyright iStock Photo: books open and stacked on a table Find Books on Women and Rural America

United States Department of Agriculture.  National Agricultural Library. Rural Information Center.

Use the National Agricultural Library's Online Catalog AGRICOLA to locate books on Women and Rural America. Use simple terms to identify items like "rural AND women" or "women and rural America" or "women in agriculture". Use WorldCat to locate those titles in a library closest to you:

Women holding a basket of peaches: USDA, National Agricultural Library historic photo Women and Minorities in Agriculture: Gender Issues Page

United States Department of Agriculture. National Agricultural Library. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Listing of resources for Women in Agriculture.

Natural Resources Conservation Service worker Women in Agriculture


"While the total number of farms have been declining for many years, the number owned and operated by women is increasing."

Veterinarian with piglets Farm Service Agency's website for Women in Agriculture

U.S. Farm Services Agency.

"...find out more information about FSA's efforts to partner with other Federal and State agencies, community-based organizations and various grower organizations to improve the lives of women farmers and ranchers."

A woman holding a few eggs in her cupped hands American Agri-Women

American Agri-Women.

"A national coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women's organizations."

Woman carrying cabbage: USDA, Agriculture Research Service Photo Annie's Project

Annie's National Network Initiative for Educational Success.

"Annie's Project
is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern
farm enterprise."