According to the 2012 Ag Census, there are 32,167 women operators in Iowa, representing 9,102,738 acres. Of that group, 7,108 are listed as principal operators, representing 868,909 acres. Although Iowa State University does not discriminate in agronomic training offered, some studies show women are more comfortable attending workshops designed for female attendance only.
"Increasing Agronomic Skills for Women Farmers and Landowners,"
Farm Progress Reports: Vol. 2015
, Article 110.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmprogressreports/vol2015/iss1/110