women in agriculture

Scotiabank Hosts Women in Agriculture Event Highlighting Local Female Entrepreneurs


Kelsey Smith
Nation Valley News

WINCHESTER — Agriculture has always been a male-driven industry; Scotiabank and local women want to change the perspective. 

On Wednesday, February 12, Scotiabank held a Women in Agriculture networking lunch at Winchelsea Events in Winchester. Local women in agriculture were invited to enjoy the company of others and learn about the struggles and successes of other women in the business. 

CASE IH, Promoting the Role of Women in the Field


Case IH, a global agricultural equipment brand of CNH Industrial, held a “Women in Agriculture” event in partnership with RGS Agricola, a local Case IH dealer, to discuss the importance of women’s role in the agribusiness, at the beginning of August in Pedro Osório, Rio Grande do Sul state, southern Brazil.

Producing Excellence: Natalie Gilbert


Gilbert Farms
Lafayette, IN

Products: Grain

Size of Operation: 3,500 acres

Years in Business: 8

Farm Credit Partner: Farm Credit Mid-America

Years Working with Farm Credit: 8

Producing Excellence: John and Kati Hagenbuch


Hagenbuch Family Farms
Utica, IL

Products: Raised or Grown: Hogs

Size of Operation: 9,600 hogs

Years in Business: 1

Farm Credit Partner: 1st Farm Credit Services

Years Working with Farm Credit: 11

Producing Excellence: Marcia Kunde Mickelson


Kunde Family Estate and Kunde Family Estate Vineyards
Kenwood, CA

Products: Wine

Size of Operation: 700 acres

Years in Business: 109

Farm Credit Partner:  American AgCredit

Years Working with Farm Credit: 40

Producing Excellence: Emily Smith


Smith’s Farm
Presque Isle, ME

Products Raised or Grown: Broccoli, potatoes and grain

Size of Operation: 3,500

Years in Business: 204

Farm Credit Partner: Farm Credit of Maine

Years Working with Farm Credit: 2

Women In The Agricultural Supply Chain

Women play a major role in agriculture, as farmers and through their work on family-owned farms.
Press Release

January 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Their contribution is vital to growing important Mars crops, such as coffee, tea and cocoa, where women can provide up to 45% of the labor and frequently face discrimination.

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