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Indian rural women always play an important role and remain as a prominent partner of agricultural sector. Women form one – third of the world’s official labour force but are concentrated in the lowest paid occupation and are more vulnerable to unemployment than men. Rural Indian Women are extensively involved in agricultural activities, however, the nature and extent of their involvement differs with the variations in agro-production systems. Hence, the study focused on ‘profile characteristics of farm women in decision making behaviour’. The study was conducted in Orathanadu and Thiruvonam blocks of Orathanadu Taluk in Thanjavur District with sample of 120 farm women selected based on proportionate random sampling procedure. The profile characteristics of farm women in majority of the farm women were in middle - age category, with middle level of education, nuclear family type, agriculture as their major occupation, medium level of farming experience, information source utilization, innovativeness, risk orientation, economic motivation, self-confidence, with low level of extension agency contact, with high attitude towards farming and low level of socio-economic status.