For Women in Ag

 Publications

Heart of the Farm – Financial Management Factsheet Series, 2018

This factsheet series was developed as part of the Heart of the Farm – Farming Your Finances Workshop Series.  They were authored by Sandy Stuttgen, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Taylor County with input from Heather Schlesser, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Marathon County and Simon Jette-Nantel, Nate Splett and Jenny Vanderlin, University of Wisconsin, Center for Dairy Profitability.

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Rachel Perry, agronomy student intern at Arlington ARS
Photo from UW-Madison CALS Flickr

Understanding the Financial Model 

Understanding the Farm Business Balance Sheet, Part I

Understanding the Farm Business Balance Sheet, Part II: Interpretation and Analysis

Understanding the Farm Income Statement, Part I

Understanding the Farm Income Statement, Part II: Accrual Adjustments and Interpretation

Understanding Profitability Using the Farm Business Balance Sheet and Income Statement

Educator Resources

Heart of the Farm – Farming Your Finances 

Facilitators Workbook, 2018

Related Links of Interest to Women Working in Agriculture

General Agriculture

Theresa Shurn, animal sciences student intern at Arlington ARS Photo from UW-Madison CALS Flickr

Theresa Shurn, animal sciences student intern at Arlington ARS
Photo from UW-Madison CALS Flickr

Research

Newspaper Articles

Radio Shows

  • Female Farmers: A Growing Trend in America (NPR October 2004) 
  • In the Tractor Seat: Women Farmers Take the Steering Wheel
    • Play Now For generations they were called, “Farm Wives.” But these days women are starting up the tractors and taking the reins of responsibility for farming in their own right. Join us to hear women farmers tell their stories of success and ingenuity in the face of the daunting challenges of sustaining small farms in an age of industrial agriculture. (55 minutes)