Since 2008, our Women for the Land Learning Circles have supported women agricultural landowners and producers in the Midwest, MidAtlantic, and Northeast regions with access to resources, information, and peer networks to support them in taking action towards improving conservation on their land.
Developed, in part, out of a partnership with the Women in Food and Agriculture Network in Iowa, AFT’s Women for the Land Learning Circles combine research-based, participatory methods to create space for women in agriculture to share their expertise, experiences, and connect with resources to assist them in navigating challenges. Lengthy introductions and non-hierarchical structures allow women to develop relationships that are key to supporting their success.
Over the years, our programming has grown to reach women in more than 10 states. Since 2020, our programming has been laying a foundation in the Southeast and expanding in the MidAtlantic, Midwest, Northeast, New England,West Coast, and the Pacific Northwest.