Browse Exhibits (1 total)

1. "We are a Voice for the Busy Farmer": Origins of the California Women for Agriculture


Prior to the existence of the California Women for Agriculture (CWA), its members expressed their concern of increasing anti-agribusiness in state and federal laws dictating to farmers how to operate their farms and produce food. Therefore, members felt a great need to form an organization that advocated on behalf of the agricultural industry, and for the industry’s future. This exhibit provides some historical context for understanding the CWA’s significance to the history of women and agriculture and the labor movement of the civil rights era, and how the organization formed. 

To view the digital exhibit, select any of the links in the right-hand column.

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