American Agri-Women is the national coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women with 55 state and commodity affiliate organizations nationwide. We propose a poster at the Women in Agriculture Educators Conference which would relate how this organization is working with agencies and universities to provide peer-to-peer educational resources for farm, ranch and agribusiness women.
Through a USDA RMA Outreach Grant, and working with Extension and land grant communications facilities, AAW has produced a weekly half-hour national television program to reach farm women throughout the country with education regarding a wide range of risk management topics. In each program, there is a segment featuring an interview with an expert on that week´s topic, followed by an interview on the farm with a farm woman who is applying what is learned on that topic. This poster would illustrate the tools AAW is using to assist members and other farm women, including live webinars, networking through the internet, and the use of social media.
In addition, this poster would provide information about AAW´s outreach to women in agriculture in Canada and Mexico and about a joint conference planned to be held in Canada in October 2010.
|Conference||2010 National Women in Agriculture Educators Conference|