Women Own 47% of Iowa Farm Land

Published on: 18:25PM Jun 19, 2011

I noticed a post on the Iowa Farm Union that indicated 47% of the farm land in Iowa is owned by women. I think this trend will continue and there may be a good chance that this percentage may be in excess of 50% at some point in the near future. Women appear to express a desire for strong conservation in their stewardship of the land, but sometimes are not sure how to most effectively carry this out. The Iowa Farm Union and other state organizations have several seminars devoted to this effort.

As a tenant farmer are you taking advantage of the differences between what is most important to men or women who own farm land. What is most important to male land owners may not be most important to female land owners. By knowing and understanding these differences, you can become a more effective farmer.