2017 Census of Agriculture

Nationally, in 2017, 1.2 million (36 percent) of the 3.4 million agricultural producers in the U.S. were female producers and farms with one or more female producer comprised 56 percent of all farms. Compared to male producers, female producers are slightly younger and are more likely to live on the farm they operate. In Kentucky, there were 40,192 farms with female producers. Of the 43,501 female producers in the state, 27,212 identified as principle producers. In 2017, farms with female producers in Kentucky comprised 5,223,082 acres and generated $2,087,231,000 in sales.


To learn more about producer characteristics in Kentucky, go to:


 Female-Operated Farms as a Percent of Total Farms, 2017

County Data Sheets

To find your county, click on the file that contains your county name. All counties are listed alphabetically.

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PDF Files

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Adair County through Boyd County

Boyle County through Carlisle County

Carroll County through Daviess County

Edmonson County through Garrard County

Grant County through Hart County

Henderson County through Knott County

Knox County through Livingston County

Logan County through Martin County

Mason County through Nelson County

Nicholas County through Pulaski County

Robertson County through Todd County

Trigg County through Woodford County


 Data Source


These data are from the 2017 Census of Agriculture and are available from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service at: https://www.nass.usda.gov/AgCensus/  

To learn more about female producers in your county, go to:


To learn more about female producers in the United States, go to:


For data from the 2012 Ag Census, see the 2012 Women Principal Farm Operator issue of Kentucky: By The Numbers https://kybtn.ca.uky.edu/node/5