Kentucky Women in Agriculture, Inc. (KWIA) works to empower women through education, involvement, and action. The broad goals, as stated in the articles of incorporation, are to: (1) Promote Kentucky women in agriculture; (2) Promote agriculture in Kentucky; (3) Create a cooperative feeling among women in agriculture and strive for good fellowship and integrity of the membership as a whole; (4) Protect the best interest of our members; (5) Communicate with one another and with other consumers to promote agricultural products and services for the benefit of Kentuckians and the world.
This poster will illustrate how KWIA has fulfilled its mission for more than 10 years by promoting educational opportunities that advance the interests and welfare of its members regarding issues surrounding agriculture; educating members on policy, legislative processes, and issues that are of concern to agriculture; serving as a liaison between its members and entities interested in the sustainability of agriculture; and preparing members for leadership roles in agriculture at the county, state and national level.
This member-driven organization benefits from partnerships with 2 land grant universities, state agriculture departments, and federal agencies. These relationships provide ongoing networking, technical assistance, and leadership development for members and others attending KWIA-sponsored events.
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