Women in Ag Tech Ambassadors

Cindy Zimmerman

The first in-person meeting of the new Women in Ag Tech initiative happened at Tech Hub LIVE last week in Des Moines, but it was almost a year in the planning with an active group of 15 ambassadors who helped make it happen.

Aurea Rivera, founder of Carbon Metrics Global, was one of the women who was involved. “I believe it was a great initiative because the demographics for producers doesn’t speak to a large number of women,” said Rivera. “We had great input and what we need to do now is follow up with some of the great ideas that were provided to us.”

Rivera has had a wide ranging career in science and engineering, ranging from NASA, the Air Force and national intelligence, to starting her own business focused on carbon metric measurements, and she wants to give back by sharing her experiences with women starting out on their career paths. She was also a speaker at Tech Hub LIVE as one of the Tech Chats interviews.

Carolyne Vowell, Product Manager/Sustainability Lead for Soiltech Wireless, also took part in the development of Women in Ag Tech and was thrilled at the turnout. “I was really surprised how many people showed up – it was fantastic,” said Vowell. “We made goals and initiatives in that meeting so I think we will definitely move forward.”

Vowell also spoke at Tech Hub LIVE, presenting “The Dirt on Soil: Collecting Reliable Data for Improved Agronomic Decisions and Technology Deployment.”

Listen to interviews with both of these Women in Ag Tech below.
2023 Tech Hub LIVE interview with Aurea Rivera, Carbon Metrics Global (3:22)

2023 Tech Hub LIVE interview with Carolyne Vowell, Soiltech Wireless (1:52)

2023 Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo photo album

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