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american agri women international education and outreach to farm ranch and agribusiness women

American Agri-Women - International Education and Outreach to Farm, Ranch and Agribusiness Women

Women in Agriculture Educators Conference

March 25, 2010

Chris Wilson, AAW President

about aaw
About AAW
  • National organization started in 1974
  • Includes 55 state and commodity affiliate organizations
  • Vision: We are a force for truth, a reasoned, non-partisan voice for the agriculture community to the public
  • Major focus areas: education, communications, ag issues and serving members
service to farm ranch agribusiness women
Service to farm, ranch & agribusiness women

Networking

Mentoring

Skills development

Risk management education

Leadership development

international outreach
International Outreach
  • Risk management education with Canadian and Mexican farm women
  • Canadian Agri-Business women association forming
  • Meeting October 13, 2010, in Guelph, ON
  • WOMEN IN AGRI-BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM
  • Springfield Golf & Country Club
  • 2054 Gordon St.
  • Guelph, ON
  • (519) 821-4655
canadian wia registration
Canadian WIA Registration
  • Registration Form
  • Cost: $150.00 per person before September 10, 2010 ~ $200.00 per person after September 10,
  • 2010.
  • The registration fee includes meeting materials, lunch and coffee breaks.
  • Make cheques payable to Women in Agri-Business Symposium
  • Mail to: Fitzgerald & Co., 39 William Street, Elmira, ON N3B 1P3 or Fax: 519-669-3826.
  • Please do not phone in registrations; registration is complete upon receipt of fee.
  • Name: ________________________________________
  • Check here if receipt required: 􀀀
  • Company: _____________________________________
  • Address: ______________________________________
  • Your fax or e-mail: ______________________________
  • Dietary Concerns/Food Allergies ________________________________________
canadian women in agri business symposium
Canadian Women in Agri-Business Symposium
  • Proposed Agenda
  • 8:30 a.m. Registration and coffee
  • 9:00 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks
  • 9:15 a.m. “Women in Business: A political perspective”,
  • The Honourable Helena Guergis, Minister of State for the Status of Women and
  • Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey
  • 9:55 a.m. “American Agri-Women”, Chris Wilson, President and Marcie Williams, Past
  • President
  • 10:20 a.m. Break
  • 10:40 a.m. “Qualities of an Effective Business Leader” Kellie Garrett, Senior VP,
  • Strategy, Knowledge and Reputation, Farm Credit Canada
  • 11:20 a.m. “Advocacy and Policy Making”, Catherine Swift, Canadian Federation of
  • Independent Business
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. “Time Management – Work: Life Balance” Deb Loyd, Owner, Deb Loyd and
  • Company
  • 1:45 p.m. “Inter-Generational Similarities can Power Organizations”, Carly O’Brien,
  • The Achievement Centre
  • 2:30 p.m. Break
  • 2:45 p.m. “How to Mentor the Next Generation of Business Leaders”, Jill Malleck,
  • Epiphany at Work
  • 3:30 p.m. “What Makes a Successful Business?” Jasmin Hofer, Energrow Inc.
  • 4:15 p.m. Closing comments and wrap-up
  • 4:30 p.m. Adjourn
agri women tv show
Agri-Women TV Show
  • Airing nationwide to 35 million homes on Dish and Directv
  • Will be live streamed & available on internet anytime
  • Beginning May 3, 2010
live streaming education sessions
Live Streaming Education Sessions
  • Begin April 10, 2010, with property rights, use of social media and agriculture advocacy sessions live from Denver
  • Allow participant interaction
  • We are in remote locations but can be brought closer together through use of technology
ag connect expo
Ag Connect Expo
  • Sponsored an education track at the first show in January 2010
  • January 2011, Atlanta, GA
  • National Risk Management Conference for women
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AAW Co-location of National Risk Management Conference for Women in Agriculture

  • Benefits to Conference Attendees –
  • Take advantage of AG CONNECT Expo’s offerings
    • Latest ag innovations – inputs, equipment, services – from around the world
    • Tours of local ag operations
    • 25+ educational breakout sessions including the Networking Zone
    • Farm Journal Workshops
    • 8+ free sessions in Successful Farming’s Theater on the show floor
    • Town Hall session (in the works for 2011)
  • Free AG CONNECT Expo Preview Day Admission
  • (a $50 value)
  • Join industry leaders – executives, top producers and international guests from around the world – at the exclusive VIP Reception
for more information
For more information
  • http://americanagriwomen.org

Chris Wilson, President

American Agri-Women

2103 Zeandale Road

Manhattan, KS 66502

785-537-6171

785-844-0274 cell

president@americanagriwomen.org