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AMES – An upcoming webinar focusing on inequalities in agricultural practices will take place on Wednesday, March 2 at noon. The webinar will be presented by Iowa Learning Farms, part of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

In the webinar, “Women’s Farmers’ Organizations: Protecting the Status Quo or Transforming Agriculture?”Angie Carter, assistant professor of environmental and energy justice at Michigan Technological University, will discuss the current systems and constructs that center agricultural power in white men and the efforts of some women’s farm organizations to work for systemic change to to move towards a fairer agricultural industry .

It will also highlight both resistance and progress towards eliminating long-standing inequalities at the root of women’s exclusion. Additionally, she will discuss the benefits of including diverse groups who bring different values ​​and perspectives and can help create a more inclusive and equitable agricultural system.

Carter holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Sustainable Agriculture from Iowa State University and studies power and social change in food and agricultural systems. She also sits on the board of the Women, Food and Agriculture Network.

“An equitable food and agricultural system requires that we go beyond the simple inclusion of women; we also need to do more to stand up and end the exclusion of women and other excluded groups including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA, and First Generation Farmers,” Carter said. “A more diverse industry increases resilience and fairness while expanding opportunities for all participants rather than the legacy model, which is mostly concentrated within a single group.”

Iowa Learning Farms Conservation webinar attendees are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all walks of life and all areas of interest are encouraged to join.

Access to the webinar


To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon CST on Wednesday, March 2:

To join online, click this URL:, or go to and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172

To access from a dial-up phone line: Dial: +1 312-626-6799 or +1 646 876 9923 (Meeting ID: 364 284 172)

The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be viewed at any time.

A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) approved by the Certified Crops Council has been requested. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information on how to request to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.

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Lana T. Arthur