Women Own 47% of Iowa Farmland
- June 19, 2011
- Paul Neiffer
I noticed a post on the Iowa Farm Union that indicated 47% of the farm land in Iowa is owned by women. I think this trend will continue and there may be a good chance that this percentage may be in excess of 50% at some point in the near future. Women appear to express a desire for strong conservation in their stewardship of the land, but sometimes are not sure how to most effectively carry this out. The Iowa Farm Union and other state organizations have several seminars devoted to this effort.
As a tenant farmer are you taking advantage of the differences between what is most important to men or women who own farm land. What is most important to male land owners may not be most important to female land owners. By knowing and understanding these differences, you can become a more effective farmer.
- Paul Neiffer
- Yakima, Washington
Paul Neiffer is a certified public accountant and business advisor specializing in income taxation, accounting services, and succession planning for farmers and agribusiness processors. Paul is a principal with CliftonLarsonAllen in Yakima, Washington, as well as a regular speaker at national conferences and contributor at agweb.com. Raised on a farm in central Washington, he has been immersed in the ag industry his entire life, including the last 30 years professionally. In fact, Paul drives a combine each summer for his cousins and that is what he considers a vacation.