Women for the Land

Women for the Land - Summer 2020 Learning Circles

Summer 2020 Learning Circle Interest Form

American Farmland Trust is excited to announce a series of Summer 2020 Women for the Land Learning Circles across the nation! Please fill-out the survey link below to express your interest in participating in upcoming Learning Circles. We will keep you informed of further details and official dates for events in your specific region!


Empowering women farmers and landowners to protect their land and embrace conservation

News and Upcoming Events

Check here for updates on WFL, new research, and to join us for an upcoming Women for the Land learning circle!

Statistics don’t lie. The future of agriculture is increasingly female.

There are now nearly one million women farm operators and over half-a-million additional women landowners who lease their land to farmers. Many of these women have a strong conservation ethic and are deeply committed to healthy farmland, farm families, and farm communities.

But women face gender-related barriers to managing their land for long-term sustainability. And while women increasingly are the primary decision-makers on farms and inclined towards conservation, they are underrepresented in USDA conservation programs.

AFT firmly believes that women are ideal partners in farmland protection and conservation practices and that we need to do more to reach them.



Our Strategy

To help address these issues, AFT launched the Women for the Land initiative. This national initiative combines three complementary strategies: (1) research into the barriers women landowners face, (2) learning circles to engage women landowners in conservation, and (3) technical assistance and policy reforms to better serve women landowners.

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Women for the Land Video Interviews

Gabrielle leads AFT’s national initiative to ensure women landowners have access to resources, technical advice, and policy facilitators to ensure they lead in conservation and building resilient agrifood systems.