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April 6, 2021

Wisdom from a Woman

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.”
- Serena Williams
Click on any of the following sections of the newsletter to be taken directly to that section: 
Women Farmers & Ranchers on the Rise
Get the Facts About Idaho Women in Ag
Webinars with Idaho's Farm Women
Sit Down & Take 5
Q & A Corner
Welcome to the first issue of the Idaho
Women in Ag Newsletter!

In this monthly newsletter, we will share interesting facts about Idaho women in ag, provide updates about the project, share resources developed specifically for farm women, and answer some of your questions. We are always interested in improving our programming and are happy to modify our newsletter content to meet your needs. Please tell us how we can help you achieve your farm or ranch goals. Submit your questions in the Q & A Corner section or contact me directly! 

Colette DePhelps
Women Farmers &
Ranchers on the Rise
Women are essential to Idaho's
agricultural industries and communities.

The Women Farmers & Ranchers on the Rise in Idaho project is led by a team of researchers and faculty from the University of Idaho who want to better understand the challenges and opportunities women involved in agriculture are facing throughout the state.

On March 2, 2021, the project launched the 
Idaho Women Farmer and Rancher Survey
Responses from this statewide survey will increase understanding of Idaho's women in agriculture and how educational programs can better support them. So far, 291 women have completed the full survey. The graphic below illustrates the survey responses by University of Idaho Extension Districts.

We want to here from as many women as possible.
Do you know Idaho women in agriculture?

Share the Survey
1. Share the survey URL: 

2. Find us on Facebook and share the event: 
Learn more about the project here
Questions? Contact Colette DePhelps or Ryanne Pilgeram
Get the Facts About Idaho's
Women in Agriculture
Webinars with
Idaho Women in Ag
Webinar Spotlight:
4 Strategies for Reaching Your Customers Online
Presenter: Emily Black, Lone Mountain Farms & Brewery
Do you want to learn more from Idaho's women in ag? 

Check out these upcoming webinars:
Tuesday's at 11 am PST / 12 pm MST

4/13/21 Designing Your Farmers Market Booth
Presenter: Diane Green, Greentree Naturals

4/20/21 3 Step Marketing Method to Keep
Customers Flowing In

Presenter: Emily Black, Lone Mountain Farms & Brewery

4/27/21 Unpacking and Planning for the True Costs
of Owning and Leasing Farmland

Presenter: Colette DePhelps, University of Idaho Extension

Click here to register for a webinar
Sit Down & Take 5
This is your go-to place for learning about the educational programs and projects for women in Idaho and beyond.

April's feature is:

The Female Farmer Project

"The Female Farmer Project is a multi-platform documentary project that chronicles the rise of women working in agriculture around the world. From in-depth stories, personal essays, photographic portraits and a podcast, the project gives a powerful voice to the fastest growing demographic in agriculture."

Learn more about the Female Farmer Project here.
Listen to the Female Farmer Project podcast
at the farm, in the field, or on the go! 

There are more than 40 episodes that cover lots of different topics important to women in agriculture.

Check out this episode with Dr. Ryanne Pilgeram, sociologist and Women Farmers & Ranchers on the Rise in Idaho project manager, about how women access farmland.
Learn more about the episode here.
Q & A Corner
Welcome to the Q & A Corner
Do you have a question you haven't been able to answer?
Are you looking for information or resources about a topic?
We can help with that!

Click here to submit a question
Kimberley asked:
How do I know if my hen or hens are laying eggs? 

Here is the answer:
There are several factors that might indicate the productivity of your laying hens. These include pigmentation, handling qualities, abdominal capacity, and molt. The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension & 4-H publication Evaluating Egg-Laying Hens describes each of these factors and how to use them to determine the productivity of laying hens.
Read the publication here.

For a demonstration of how to determine if your hens are laying eggs, watch this short instructional video from University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension:
Identifying Productive Laying Hens
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
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