I love this graphic I found this week on Facebook.
And statistics show that the graphic is not only fun, but true.
More and more women are operating farms today than ever before. In the 2007 Census of Agriculture, 30 percent of all farm operators in New York state were women -- a total of 1.008 million. That was up 19 percent from the 2002 Census of Agriculture.
In 2007, 14 percent of principal farm operators were women, up from 11 percent in 2002.
Locally, there also are quite a few women running farms. Here are the stats from the 2007 Census of Agriculture:
Onondaga County -- 157 of 692 farms had women as the principal operators
Cayuga County -- 123 of 936 farms had women as the principal operators
Madison County -- 132 of 744 farms had women as the principal operators
Oswego County -- 141 of 639 farms had women as the principal operators.