sisters in the field

Farmworker women, mothers of the land. Women-led organizations, grants and supportive networks, empowering all women in agriculture, foodways and land stewardship.

What you’ll find here: Resources, articles, media & stories by and for women working and paving roadways throughout our food and agricultural (ag) systems. Much to come. For starters, links and summaries to organizations and programs worth a deep dive. Please reach out if you have others groups, initiatives or news to spotlight.

First national organization dedicated to empowering women farmworkers to make sure they have a leadership seat at the policy table and to combat violence against women in the fields.

Organization focusing on the unique challenges faced by female farmers, helping access resources, grants, scholarships & network support needed to succeed in this field.

(CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in fighting human trafficking and gender-based violence at work. 

An example state-wide program in Oregon offering women on-farm workshops and demos, in-person networking events, and skill-sharing.

Diverse resources for women farmers: links to sustainable ag organizations, varied literature, and a blog discussing current events, policy, and family and farm life.

Conferences and collaborative programs for women starting farms and food-based businesses, including workshops in value-added enterprises, land stewardship, risk management, family & children. 

Advancing the human and civil rights of migrant women and their families.

RWHP is a health justice non-profit. We design and implement projects that strengthen communities and their understanding of critical health and social justice issues.

Nonprofit dedicated to providing educational programs designed to strengthen women’s roles in the modern farm enterprise.

In 1952, cattlewomen had the foresight to organize so that their individual messages would unite to have a strong national voice. This national voice has since had impact on consumers, politicians, and other cattle producers all over the United States.

Promoting and developing the interest of California women involved or interested in agriculture since 1975.

WFAN exists so that women can give each other the information, connections, and encouragement they need to be effective practitioners and supporters of sustainable agriculture and healthy localized food systems.

The first minority woman-owned & operated organization, NWIAA believes rural women, especially minorities, have been neglected, that lack of resources has stagnated rural development nationwide. They provide innovative outreach education to attract and sustain current & future generations.

Uniting U.S. societies affiliated with the Associated Country Women of the World, whose rural and urban members represent varied races, nationalities and creeds; who believe that communication based on friendship and understanding will advance peace and progress.

WNF&GA is an environmental group comprised of branches, garden clubs and special interest environmental organizations sharing ideas on growth & new environmental issues and sealing friendships with other organizations’ members. Our networking events provide initiative, energy and inspiration.

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