Wisteria Alliance - Women in Agriculture Program

About Us


The Wisteria Alliance, began as a pilot program in November 2012, with the goal of providing practical, hands on training for women who live on farms, and those whose interest lie in starting a farm, and /or urban / community gardeners. The project got its name from the Wisteria, lavender colored, very beautiful but hardy, steadfast flowering plant. Its purposes are many, just like the role that women play in agriculture. All of the Wisteria Alliance trainings will be designed for women, and the majority will be conducted by women.



To empower, educate and prepare women to own and operate farms and other agricultural based businesses.



The specific objectives of the Wisteria Alliance are as follows:

  1. Promote and enhance the roles of women on the farm, urban and community gardeners;
  2. Create a cooperative spirit among women in agriculture at all levels;
  3. Empower women in agriculture through education, practical skills building, and leadership development.


Why Participate:

Through trainings participants will receive resourceful and relevant information concerning Farm Ownership, Agricultural Business Management and Urban / Community Gardening.


Target Audience:

Women Farmers, Gardeners and Ranchers that are Beginners, Veterans, Disadvantage, and of a Small Operation in the state of Louisiana.


Emerging Topics:

  • Leadership Development
  • Structuring of Operation
  • Recordkeeping                                                                                       
  • Business Marketing/Management
  • Irrigation
  • Hydroponics
  • Farm Tours, and more


Target Areas: Statewide



Contact Us:

L’Asia George
Extension Associate, ANR
P.O. Box 10010
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Office: (225) 771-3053
Zanetta Augustine, M.S.
Agricultural Specialist and Program Leader, ANR
P.O. Box 10010
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Office: (225) 771-2591

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