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From staff reports
The number of women involved in agriculture leadership positions has increased substantially in the last few years. Recognizing that along with March being Women’s History Month, California Assembly member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry introduced the Women in Agriculture Resolution. It is the first of its kind in the United States and has the backing of the American Farmland Trust organization. The resolution was introduced last week during National Farm Week and states that March 24 will be known as “National Women in Agriculture Day.” It was a bipartisan resolution that had the support of 55 Golden State senators.
Some of the main points in the resolution are that there are more female members than males in 4-H and higher education programs. California was in the Top 10 states with the number of women producers at 37 percent according to 2017 data.
“National Women in Agriculture Day recognizes agriculture as one of the most impactful industries of the United States, and acknowledges the countless women who help agriculture prosper both at home and abroad,” according to the resolution.