Women comprise a rapidly growing segment in agriculture. In this article, we examine how a network of women farmers, Extension educators, and researchers responded to the significant increase in women farmers in one state by creating a membership organization that draws on the expertise and resources of the land-grant university and Extension in Pennsylvania to create educational events with networking opportunities. We report 4 years of evaluation data for 37 events indicating educational impact, expansion and enhancement of the network, and marketing strategies for Extension to improve participation of women.
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Kiernan, N. E., Barbercheck, M., Brasier, K. J., Sachs, C., & Terman, A. (2012). Women Farmers: Pulling Up Their Own Educational Boot Straps with Extension. The Journal of Extension, 50(5), Article 21. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol50/iss5/21