"I am raising the next generation while producing food."
- Abbie Corse, a sixth-generation family farmer at Corse Farm Dairy in Vermont on being a mother and farmer. "Both, I would argue, are foundational and valuable contributions to society." We couldn't agree more, Ms. Corse!
That's how many U.S. farm operators are women. They're the fastest growing segment in agriculture.
What's up with women?
Women are at the forefront of an important shift in today’s farm culture. They tend to:
Basically, women tend to be leaders in sustainable farm practices.
Happy Mother's Day from FarmRaise to all mothers and maternal figures who miraculously manage to love and nurture both their farms and families.
This week's checklist is dedicated mothers and women in agriculture!
✅ Consider making a donation in your mom's name
✅ Give to or apply for scholarship funding
✅ Apply for a grant
Welcome to the beautiful world of agriculture, new farmers! Look into EQIP for funding to set up earth-friendly agricultural practices.
If you’re an experienced farmer or rancher, check out VAPG to help improve your sales.
Mother's Day can be a day of celebration for some, but it can be a day of grieving for others. For anyone who is feeling the loss of a maternal figure, we extend our deepest condolences and wish you comfort today.