In America, almost 1 million farmers—about 30 percent of all U.S. farmers—are women. In Loudoun County, the percentage is higher at almost 36 percent.
The county’s more than 500 women agricultural leaders are invited to the Virginia Agri-Women’s regional meeting on Tuesday, June 20 from 2-4 p.m. at Dominion Tea in Purcellville.
Cassie Walls, of the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, said the meeting is part of the state chapter’s efforts to encourage membership growth and networking among women in agriculture. She manages the Virginia chapter.
The June 20 event is free and open to women farmers from across the commonwealth.
“We’d love to see participation from any woman who works on a farm located anywhere between the Potomac River and West Virginia,” Walls said.
Those interested in attending should register by calling 703-737-8458, or emailing cassie.walls@Loudoun.gov.