Number of women farmers up: Schultz

July 20, 2020
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Madeline SchultzMadeline Schultz, Program Manager, Women in Ag Program, was interviewed for a July 17 Clayton News-Daily.com story, "Role of women in ag continues to change."

“We are seeing a lot more women as the primary farmer,” says Madeline Schultz, Extension women in ag program manager at Iowa State University. “We are seeing more young women enter farming as a career. We are seeing a lot more women as the primary farmer,” says Madeline Schultz, Extension women in ag program manager at Iowa State University. “We are seeing more young women enter farming as a career.”

The interesting situations today, Schultz says, are the young women who are farming with a parent or who are starting a farm business on their own. Too often in the past, she says, those women were never given that opportunity, even by their own parents.

 

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