Date of Award
M.A. in Sociology
University of Mississippi
Southeast Missouri is home to some of the nation's most valuable farmland per acre on average. Just twenty-four percent of this agricultural land is in possession of female landowners. This study investigates the experiences of these female producers using Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping in order to understand their decision making process and the barriers that they are confronted with in their social field, as well as their relationship to capital, as women in agriculture. The findings of this study can serve as a needs assessment for this community and can be used to develop solutions that can help this community achieve a more equitable experience as women in agriculture.
Bullock, Hannah, "She Owns It: A Study of White Women Landowners" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2423.