Women4theLand

Women4theLand

Empowering Women Landowners to Make Good Land Conservation Choices

    About Women4theLand

Women4theLand provides information, networking, education and resources to women landowners and farmers. Our program is a collaborative effort of the Indiana Conservation Partnership and our agricultural and natural resources partners. We want to empower you to make good science-based land use and management decisions that lead to more viable communities and stronger farm enterprises. Through conservation learning circles, you will learn how to care for your natural resources, where to find financial and technical assistance, how to work with tenant farmers, and more to help you manage your land.

Fun Women Landowner Facts:

According to USDA’s Economic Research Service, the number of women-operated farms more than doubled between 1982 and 2007

In the next two decades, it is estimated that about 240 million acres of farmland are expected to change owners as aging farmers retire or leave their land to the next generation.

Nearly a third of the nation’s land in farms are now farmed or co-farmed by women.

The use of Women’s Learning Circles is an effective way to help women learn about and implement conservation practices on the land.

A large portion of women landowners are over the age of 65.