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Iowa women in agriculture

Iowa Women in Agriculture

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Iowa women in agriculture

National Extension Women in Agriculture Education Conference

Iowa Women in Agriculture

April Hemmes, President

[email protected]

Or [email protected]

April 6 & 7, 2006

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Iowa women in agriculture

POLK COUNTY

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Iowa women in agriculture

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Iowa women in agriculture

Original Task Force

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Iowa women in agriculture

Organized in March 2005

Applied for 501 C 3 Status

14 board members

9 crop reporting district

and 5 at-large

September 2005 received

501 C 3 Non-Profit Status

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Iowa women in agriculture

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Iowa women in agriculture

MISSION STATEMENT

Iowa Women in Agriculture

is an Iowa nonprofit organization designed to be the leading Iowa resource and advocate for women involved in all aspects of agriculture; especially for the

purpose of educating and providing

support to women involved in agriculture;

to the end that they develop the skills and abilities necessary for success.

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Partners

Partners

  • Iowa State University Extension

  • Iowa Soybean Association

  • Iowa Corn Growers

  • Iowa Cattlemen’s

  • Iowa Pork Producers

  • Farm Service Agency

  • Natural Resource Conservation Service

  • Iowa Farm Bureau

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Iowa women in agriculture

Targeted areas

  • Finance

  • Marketing

  • Intergenerational Communication

  • Inform Asset Owners

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Crop marketing

Crop Marketing for women -

140 participants in 5 meetings. Sponsored by Cargill Ag Horizons

Crop Marketing

  • Options for Women - 70 Participants in

    4 meetings.

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Iowa women in agriculture

F.A.R.M.Finance and Risk Management

  • Case study

  • Breakout Sessions

  • “Just sign here dear”

“What are my numbers telling me?”

“Can we afford this piece of equipment?”

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Mentoring

Mentoring

  • Develop a plan with industry leaders who have been involved in mentoring programs

  • Survey women

  • Pilot program early summer

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Iowa women in agriculture

Support other women’s

programs in Iowa

  • Conferences

  • Meetings

  • Workshops

  • Seminars

  • Assist in coordinating women’s programs in the state

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Iowa women in agriculture

Youth Activities

  • “Move Over Boys”

    FFA state convention breakout 2005,

    Job interviews 2006

  • 4-H Job Shadowing with Agribusiness women

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Iowa women in agriculture

Resources

  • Friends of Iowa Women in Agriculture

  • Corporate Donations

  • Income from programs

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Future plans

Future Plans

  • Continue with Crop and Finance programs

  • More intense marketing and finance programs

  • Develop programs with our partners

  • Help Women deal with unexpected “reality”.

  • Conference

  • Value added , niche marketing

  • Develop leadership skills

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Iowa women in agriculture

Challenges for

Iowa Women in Agriculture

  • Focus

  • Funding

Iowa Women in Agriculture


What women want

What Women Want

  • Don’t care how many letters come after your name

  • Interact and work in groups

  • Keep it basic

Iowa Women in Agriculture


Iowa women in agriculture

Iowa Women in Agriculture web site:

iowawomeninag.org

You can also contact IWIA by emailing:

[email protected]

Or you can reach us at our mailing address:

Iowa Women in Agriculture

4554 114th Street

Urbandale, IA 50322

or call at 515-251-3202

Iowa Women in Agriculture


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