Women in Agriculture

According to the 2012 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture, women make up about 31 percent of U.S. farmers, but that figure by itself doesn’t tell the whole story. Women principal operators farmed 62.7 million acres in 2012, and women make up 60 percent of the growers on farms who could take charge when principal operators retire. While women are already making major contributions to the industry, an even greater role awaits them in the future.

Learn about women’s contributions to ag in the infographic, Rising to the Challenge, recently published in Syngenta’s Thrive magazine, quarter 1 of 2016 edition.

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