Starting my new organic farm has been a bit overwhelming. There is so much to learn as well as new skills to gain. As a woman, I wanted to ask for help. I have found many people who are willing to help.
I use to feel overwhelmed about my New Organic Farm!
As a Woman, how do you get the help and knowledge to create a profitable farm?
As I have gotten help from neighbors as well as forums, my confidence has increased. My husband has been helpful and has been able to join me in my new organic farm. One of the concerns that I had was finding other women that would know that I am going through. I did some research and this is what I discovered.
Most farm operators are men.
About 11 percent of principal farm operators are Women.
This represents a significant increase from as recently as 25 years ago, when about 5 percent were women.
Women generally operate farms that are smaller than average.
Once primarily focused on beef cattle Women Farmers have diversified their farm operations over the past two decades to include horses, aquaculture, and fur-bearing animals. Add to this the Organic Gardens both Urban and Rural, Women Farmers are a growing community of business entrepreneurs!
More than 40% of Farms, report more than one operator, and, in most of these cases, the additional operators are women.
When all operators are considered, more than 30 percent of U.S. farm operators are women.
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