With the rising average age of farmers and a growing population, a recent women’s butcher seminar highlights how women in ag have never been more important.
There are about to be many boots to fill in the ag industry, and more mouths to feed in the world than ever before. The 2012 Census of Agriculture revealed a number of statistics on the demographics of farming: the average age of principal operators is 58.3—and heading closer to retirement age—and the number of principal operators has decreased for both men and women. With the world population growing at a fast pace, the number of farmers is decreasing at a time when they are needed most. This makes the topic of women in ag more important than ever before. A recent women-only meat butchering event at the Bar W Ranch in Texas highlights how women in agriculture can find a foothold in the industry.Read More