Women Farmers.Org is a website where all members
are women who own, run or operate farms, from the
small farm that sells at the local farmers market to
the huge farms of thousands of acres.
Here, women can exchange ideas and gather the
resources they need to create a fun and healthy
world. The 2007 Census of Agriculture shows that
women have a growing presence in U.S. agriculture.
Women are running more farms and ranches, operating
more land, and producing a greater value of
agricultural products than they were five years ago.
Of the 3.3 million U.S. farm operators counted in
the 2007 Census, 30.2 percent, or more than 1 million
were women. The total number of women operators
increased 19 percent from 2002, significantly out
pacing the 7 percent increase in the number of farmers
overall. The number of women who were the principal
operators of a farm or ranch increased by almost 30
percent, to 306,209. Women are now the principal
operators of 14 percent of the nation's 2.2 million