A shout out to these six ag industry members who were recently selected as 2018 Outstanding Agricultural Mentors at the Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference in Chaska, Minnesota. The Outstanding Agricultural Mentors for 2018 are: Jan Albrecht, retired dairy farmer; Joel Larsen, Program Specialist for Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources at the Minnesota Department of Education; […]
The 2018 Women’s Agricultural Leadership conference will be celebrating its 20th year and its “Passion for Progress” next week. The annual conference, coordinated by Minnesota District 11 Agri-Women, includes presentations on a wide variety of topics, including agriculture policy, advocacy, technology, professional development, and marketing. It has become known for its quality programming, leadership development, […]
Women are leading the charge at Monsanto. The company has been named to the 2018 NAFE, National Association for Female Executives, Top Companies for Executive Women list. Monsanto is one of 70 companies to earn the honor, which recognizes American corporations where women have significant clout to make the decisions that affect their companies’ futures […]
The American Agri-Women (AAW) Foundation stands behind young women in ag — so much they’re offering to give two young women a boost. Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship was created to honor the memory of courageous and adventuresome pioneer women who played such an important role in the founding of this nation and encourage the […]
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Statistics and United States Department of Agriculture show while women constitute less than 1 percent of the nation’s agricultural scientists, engineers, and policymakers, they occupy the majority, about 60 percent, of lower-paid agricultural jobs on America’s farms and ranches. Six female professors at Montana State University and Flathead Valley […]
Instead of asking, “Why aren’t we there?” we should ask, “Why should we be there?,” in hopes to create more awareness of women in agriculture.
Hats off to these 15 farm and ranch women leaders who recently graduated from the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 11th annual Women’s Communications Boot Camp. The group of agricultural leaders was recognized after completing an intensive three-day course featuring sessions on working with the media, public speaking, testifying, and messaging. “Women’s Communication Boot Camp is […]
The numbers never lie, except when they do. The last Census of Agriculture, conducted in 2012, showed us that the number of women in the industry has declined. While that’s true based on the questions that the National Agricultural Statistics Service asked, it doesn’t fully capture women’s roles on American agriculture. “Women across the board […]