Women Agribusiness Peer Group Looks For Members

Jamie Johansen

Farm Journal Media is launching the first-ever exclusive women’s agribusiness peer-to-peer networking and career development group. The Peer Group is looking for additional members and launches as the newest addition to the Top Producer Executive Network™ (TPEN) portfolio. The Interactive Online Agribusiness Peer Group for Women will kick off with in-person launch meeting Sept. 7-8, 2016. Additional interactions will be …

Agribusiness, Women

Syngenta Honors Women in Ag with RFD-TV Series

Kelly Marshall

The world “farmer” generally conjures up the image of a man, but Syngenta is helping to change our perceptions with a new television series on RFD-TV.  Airing this fall, “FarmHer” will showcase the women in agriculture and the impact they have on the industry everyday. “Syngenta recognizes how valuable women are in agriculture all across America,” said Dan Burdett, head …

Agribusiness, Syngenta, Women

Monsanto Announces Farm Mom of the Year

Kelly Marshall

Monstanto‘s latest announcement is just in time for Mother’s Day.  After two weeks of online voting, Mary Courtney has been named Farm Mom of the Year. Courtney farms with her husband, Shane and grows corn, soybeans, burley tobacco, mixed vegetables, green bell peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, squash and zucchini, specialty peppers and seedless watermelon, along with cattle. Mary was one of …

Agribusiness, American Agri-Women, Monsanto, Women

RFD-TV and FarmHer Form Partnership

Kelly Marshall

RFD-TV and FarmHer have signed a new agreement to bring a true-to-life, positive image of farm woman to television.  Marji Guyler-Alaniz, founder of FarmHer, will tell the story of farm women and capture the behind-the-scene stories from the FarmHer online community. Women have always been an important but mostly unseen aspect of agriculture. In recent years, women are rising to …

Ag Group, Media, Photography, Women

Monsanto Announces Farm Mom Winners

Kelly Marshall

A new crop of “Farm Moms” has sprung up at Monsanto.  Five outstanding women have been selected as regional winners in the 2016 Farm Mom of the Year contest. “Once again we are so honored to have read nominations for hundreds of the strongest, kindest and most passionate women when it comes to their families, farms, communities and agriculture,” says …

Agribusiness, Award, Monsanto, Women

Grassroots Movement Expanding through CommonGround

Kelly Marshall

CommonGround volunteer farm women from across the country met in Washington D.C. at the National Museum of American History to learn how to share their story.  Presentations from various ag groups, like the Center for Food Integrity, helped give the women tools to reach urban and suburban moms online, through public speaking, and in media interviews.  Attendees talked about prevalent …

Ag Group, NCGA, USB, Women

Common Ground Grows Food Dialogues

Kelly Marshall

Before Storm Jonas rolled in over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend the national Common Ground conference in Washington D.C. The event, sponsored by the United Soybean Board and the National Corn Growers Association, was created to help farm women learn how to better communicate with urban women about the safety and security of their food. “The ideas …

Ag Group, Events, NCGA, USB, Women

First Female President for National Grange

Kelly Marshall

Delegates of National Grange recently elected their national officers.  Of note among them is Betsy Huber, the first woman to be elected president of the organization. Begun in 1867, Grange is noted as America’s number one rural family advocates.  Huber has been serving as a member of the Board of Directors as chairperson since 2007.  Her new position will require working …

Ag Group, Rural Lifestyle, Women

FarmHer, Inspiring Young Women in Ag

Kelly Marshall

Lexi Marek attended the National FFA Convention representing FarmHer— an organization created to change the image of women in agriculture.  Marek is interning with the company and she loves how her job lets her inspire other young women in the industry. “The most amazing thing I’ve seen is women just being inspired by our booth and that is just the best. …

Agribusiness, Farming, FFA, Women

Role Model for Women in Agriculture

Kelly Marshall

Krista Lottinsville is the grand prize winner of Syngenta’s Drive to Thrive contest.  The contest asked growers to describe how agriculture drives their communities to thrive.  Lottinville won the challenge with her essay and video submission describing how agriculture nurtures the talents of young women with leadership skills and how it helped her grow professionally. “I love agriculture, and I …

Agribusiness, Contest, Syngenta, Women