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

#FeedNThrive Launched During #FoodPrize15

Joanna Schroeder

STEM was a hot topic during the World Food Prize in Des Moines with the kick-off session focused on how to encourage young women to go into STEM careers including science, technology, engineering and math. The STEM Food and Ag Council (SFAC) has launched Feed, Nourish, Thrive, a STEMconnector initiative that aims to inspire the next generation of innovators in …

AgCareers, Education, Video, Women, World Food Prize

Chelsea Clinton On Women in Ag at #FoodPrize15

Joanna Schroeder

The official Borlaug 101 sessions kicked off yesterday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa with remarks from Ambassador Kenneth M Quinn who is the president of the The World Food Prize Foundation. He acknowledged the famous founder, Norman Borlaug and that this year would have been his 101 birthday, while next year will be the 30th anniversary of World Food Prize. …

Audio, Education, Food, John Deere, Women, World Food Prize

Beck Ag Honored as Company of the Year

Kelly Marshall

Women in Agribusiness recently recognized Beck Ag as Company of the Year at their summit in Minneapolis.  They are the third company to be honored with the Demeter Award and join Dow AgroSciences (2013) and Agrium, Inc. (2014) as recipients.  The award recognizes a company that supports the professional development, achievements and growth of women in the industry. Beck Ag …

Agribusiness, Award, Women