John King on Women in Farming

…Women are prime shakers in driving changes in farm practice.

In this week’s ‘Focus on John King’, he discusses a phenomenon he has noticed over many years of teaching regenerative farming methods in New Zealand and Australia : Women are a huge driving force in organic and regenerative agriculture, and sometimes make up 90% of his audience. But what are the reasons behind this?

“I alerted the farming industry to the phenomenon of women pioneering change in farming in mid 90s after researching how farming couples learned their way through changing circumstances. Learning in its widest sense as part of farm lifestyle corresponded with traditional gender roles and this is where big changes are happening.”

Find out his thoughts and observations by going to the article.


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