Women in Agriculture

Empowering West Virginia Agri-Women

WV WIA Program Overview Poster- PDF format

How (delivery methods)

  • Developing education designed for women’s learning style
  • Providing research-based farming education and resources
  • Encouraging involvement in state and local ag-leadership
  • Conducting W.Va. Ag operations and production research
  • Leading women-to-women discussion-based training
  • Fostering innovative business-farm partnerships
  • Advancing networking and innovation

Now (current projects)

  • Annie's Project: 6-week risk management
  • Annie’s Project II: Advanced risk management and marketing
  • Reading the Farm Visits: Peer-to-peer operations review
  • Annual Statewide Women in Ag Conference
  • W.Va. Farm Enterprise Budgets Study
  • Regional Farm and Agri-business Tours: Showcasing best practices

Wow (results)

  • Supportive women-to-women networks built and sustained
  • Successful/innovative business-farm relationships formed
  • Agri-women grow confident in farm and business abilities
  • More women farmers’ voices heard and valued
  • W.Va.-specific projected cost and revenue for Ag products compiled and shared

Exciting and Uplifting!

W.Va. Women in Ag: Answers, support and encouragement.

Contact your county WVU Extension Service office to find a program near you.