Outcome of Field Days for Women Organic Farmers: A Success Story

Field day participants were a diverse group of women farmers and included those just starting out to those who were running commercial farms. Some were considering organic certification and some were already certified. Most of the women were small-scale producers with under 20 acres in production with a range of crops and livestock represented.

The farm events were filled to capacity and participants considered them a great success. The on‐farm educational days—which include farm tours and presentations by professionals and other farmers--- were so successful that OSU Extension programs are now based on this on-farm experiential model. This educational model is replicable to other regions of the U.S. to expand the knowledge to other organic farmers.