American Farmland Trust (AFT) and Utah State University (USU) have set out to learn as much as we can about women who own farmland and lease it out (women non-operating landowners or WNOLs). Women tend to be deeply committed to healthy farmland, farm families and farm communities. However, limited research indicates that WNOLs face more gendered barriers than male NOLs to managing their land for long-term sustainability. The long-term goal of our efforts is to enhance resource management on agricultural land by providing information to policymakers and natural resource agencies that will help them design more effective resource management and land protection programs for WNOLs.
Women Non-Operating Landowners: Overcoming Barriers to Increasing Conservation on Leased Farmland Preliminary Report
Peggy Petrzelka and Ann Sorensen
Dekalb, IL: American Farmland Trust
June 02, 2014
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