Lisa Kivirist is a farmer in Wisconsin. She is also a W.K. Kellogg Food & Society Policy Fellow and the co-author of ECOpreneuring and Rural Renaissance. She and her husband run Inn Serendipity, a farm and bed and breakfast.
According to the USDA's 2007 Census of Agriculture, the number of women farmers increased 19% between 2002 and 2007. Most of these farms are located in the Western U.S. and in New England. In 2007, 30 percent of American farms were operated by women.
The Women's Food and Agriculture Network is a national non-profit that supports female farmers.