Women in Ag Survey
Thank you for taking the Women in Ag Survey. Your opinions will help tell the story about the significant role that women play in the agriculture industry. In addition, your participation will show Farm Bureau the impact of our grassroots-developed policy objectives. The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes and your responses are anonymous. After completing the survey, you are eligible to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards. Please provide your name and email address to be entered in the drawing.Sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Please indicate your gender *
Select your state of primary residence *
What year were you born? *
Your answer
Race (optional)
Are you a veteran? *
What is the highest level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have received? *
What is your connection to agriculture? Select all that apply. *
How many acres of land do you own or rent?
Your answer
What year did you start your farming/ranching operation? *
Your answer
What are the primary agricultural products on your farming operation? Select all that apply. *
What is your primary occupation? (more than 50% of your work hours) *
Do you or anyone in your household have a secondary source of income outside of farming? *
How much of your total household income comes from farming? *
Indicate your membership and involvement in the following organizations. Select all that apply.
Member Only
Member & Actively Involved
Farm Bureau
Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Program
State Women in Agriculture Organization
American National CattleWomen
American Agri-Women
National Women in Agriculture Association
Sigma Alpha
Women's Institute for Financial Education
Women Involved In Farm Economics
Women's Agricultural Network
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
Dairy Girl Network
List memberships in any other agricultural organizations not included above. Indicate if you are a member only or a member and actively involved.
Your answer
Indicate your leadership experience in agricultural organizations. Select all that apply: *
Committee Member / Task Force
Committee Leadership (Chair, Vice Chair, etc.)
Board Member
Officer (President, VP, Treasurer, etc.)
Not involved
Indicate your experience with elected civic/community/government office. *
No Interest
Plan to run in the future
Ran, but was not elected
Campaign Volunteer/Staff
What leadership skills are most important for women in agriculture? Please select the level of importance. *
Not Important
Somewhat Important
Very Important
Identifying individual strengths and weaknesses
Incorporating life values into businesses and organizations
Valuing diversity of ideas and experiences
Communicating effectively
Inspiring and motivating others
Developing and expanding social networks
Managing conflict
Assessing needs of organizations and businesses
Managing the work of groups and teams
Constructing and executing strategic plans
What is your experience starting and running a business? *
Which business challenges are the greatest? Please select the level of importance.
Not important
Somewhat important
Very important
Business plan development
Marketing plan development
Acquiring financial support (investment, loans, down payments, etc.)
Access to technology
Recruiting and retaining employees
Prioritizing and finding time to accomplish tasks
Support from family members, peers, and/or friends.
Leadership and Advocacy: Indicate your level of agreement with the following statements. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Women in agriculture have the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to fill leadership roles in the agriculture industry.
I frequently advocate for the agriculture industry.
I possess the skills and knowledge to effectively advocate for the agriculture industry.
Women are sufficiently represented in the agriculture industry.
There should be more women in leadership roles in the agriculture industry.
I have female role models in the agriculture industry that I look to for advice and counsel.
I have the opportunity to lead the agricultural organization of which I am a member.
The organizations I belong to provide the resources and opportunities to help me be successful in business, life, and leadership.
I can operate a farm or ranch as the primary operator.
Policy: Indicate your level of agreement with the following statements. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
I have sufficient access to good permanent labor.
I have sufficient access to seasonal labor.
I believe exports are important to the success of my farming operation and U.S. agriculture.
The President's trade agenda will benefit farmers in the long-run.
I believe it is important to use conservation practices to enhance natural resources and wildlife.
I believe labeling on agricultural products should be standardized and better enforced by the government.
The former Waters of the U.S (WOTUS) rule negatively impacted my farming operation.
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