Women Farmers: Pulling Up Their Own Educational Boot Straps with Extension
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.
Kiernan, N. E., Barbercheck, M., Brasier, K. J., & Sachs, C. (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