2018 American Agri-Women National Convention
New Interactive Online Sessions Help Women in Ag Cope with Stress
A new interactive online series is setting out to help women in agriculture cultivate resiliency by focusing on what they can control in these challenging times and help connect to them with resources and information that can help them weather stress. Raising awareness of farm stress is important, but offering some tools to help weather the stress is critical. This project has brought together American Agri-Women, District 11 Agri-Women, University of Minnesota Extension- Women in Ag Network and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) to work on this effort. Funding is provided by a UMASH grant.
Series one will consist of six interactive sessions that will be up to 90 minutes in length and will include a topic for discussion (approximately 40- 45 minutes) and then an interactive Q & A period for the remaining time. Sessions are FREE and you may sign up using the Links on our Webinars Page. If you cannot make the sessions, all sessions will be recorded and posted on the American Agri-Women website.
American Agri-Women 2018 Scholarship Winners
The American Agri-Women Foundation wishes to announce the winners of their Academic Scholarships for 2018.
• The winner of the Jean Ibendahl Scholarship is Allie Christina Poole, of Kentucky.
• The winner of the Saint Thomas More Bertels Scholar is Tera Koebel Baker, from Michigan.
The foundation had 83 applications for the scholarships and would like to thank all who applied.
American Agri-Women (AAW) announces its “Ag Day is Every Day Campaign” and invites farmers, ranchers and consumers to join in and celebrate the fact that everyone is part of agriculture, every day. The campaign is also raising awareness about who produces our nation’s abundant food, fiber and energy supply.
The “Ag Day is Every Day” campaign, or #AgDay365, is inspired by and builds on the important connections made on National Ag Day, which was celebrated in March and organized by the Agriculture Council of America.
AAW members have already been promoting #AgDay365 on social media, in special events and in personal conversations. AAW recently hosted 100 students on National Ag Day for a “Raising Voices Together” social media event. Other events are being coordinated this year by AAW or by its state and commodity affiliates, such as harvest dinners in the field; state fair activities; social media challenges; connecting with consumers at farmers markets and restaurants; working with urban agriculture efforts; food drives and pollinator projects.
The goal of the campaign is for the #AgDay365 campaign to continue on, joining forces with commodity groups, advocacy groups and others. Learn more.