Agronomy

Women in Ag: four blogs to follow in 2022

Woman in field holding wheat plant.

Several blogs call attention to the critical roles women play in agriculture.

Mar 16, 2022

Hearing from driven, intelligent and gritty women is both inspiring and a good reminder that agriculture is an industry where everyone can find success. Read these four blogs run by women who are committed to agriculture. 

Women in Agriculture 

Part of the Successful Farming website, Women in Ag was created as a space for farm women to connect and learn from one another. Authors of the blog are women who comprise a variety of roles in agriculture. Topics include: 

  • How-tos 
  • Agriculture news 
  • Inspirational stories 
  • Personal anecdotes 
  • Ag marketing 
  • Farm life 
  • Food 

Common Ground 

Common Ground contributors are female farmers who discuss personal experience and scientific research, digging deeper into common misconceptions about farming. The blog is funded by the National Corn Growers Association and the United Soybean Board. Topics include: 

  • Animal welfare 
  • Antibiotics 
  • Corporate farms 
  • Farm ownership 
  • Food prices and food safety 
  • GMOs and hormones
  • Local and organic food 
  • Sustainability

Women Food & Ag Network 

Women Food & Ag Network (WFAN) was connects women in agriculture, encourages information exchange and educates its followers. Although women own or co-own nearly half of the farmland in the Midwest, they are drastically underrepresented. WFAN supports these and all women, giving them a space for collaboration. Topics include: 

  • Harvesting potential 
  • Politics 
  • Resources 
  • Women growers 
  • Farm profiles 
  • Land and legacy 

FarmHer

More than just a blog, FarmHer is an online community Marji Guyler-Alaniz founded for women in agriculture. The company has a clothing and accessory line, a television show and a blog, plus hosts events. The blog touches on topics in all areas of agriculture. Look for the company’s hashtags on social media: #FarmHer, #GrowHer and #RanchHer. Blog topics include:

  • Livestock production and ranching
  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Crops
  • Agriculture by state 
  • Personal stories 
  • Rodeo 
  • Dairy 
  • Urban farming