Be Counted: Female Farmers and the 2017 Farm Census
We can close the gender gap by closing the data gap. A discussion with Barbara Rater, the Director of the Census and Survey Division at USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on the importance of women farmers, farmers of color and indigenous farmers completing the upcoming census.
Hosts, Audra Mulkern and Kate Doughty
Barbara Rater is the Director of the Census and Survey Division at USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Appointed in 2015, Barbara provides leadership and oversight to the agency’s Census Planning, Survey Administration, and Data Collection branches. She is responsible for sustaining the high quality of NASS’s census and survey data collection processes by serving as the central point of contact for operations and support activities.
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