Valent U.S.A. is sponsoring American Agri-Women in a five-month education and advocacy tour to celebrate 40 years of advocating for ag. The “Drive Across America” entails a specially wrapped pick-up truck and a variety of educational, network, and advocacy events. The drive will end at the annual conference in Portland, Maine.
“Valent’s commitment to agriculture helps farmers be good stewards of the land, producing some of the best food in the world. We are pleased to have them join us on our Drive Across America as we celebrate agriculture,” says President Sue McCrum.
“Valent is proud to sponsor the AAW Drive Across America,” said Meg Brodman, Senior Manager, Marketing Communications at Valent U.S.A. Corp. “Women have always been part of American agriculture, and today specifically comprise 30 percent of all U.S. producers. At Valent, we celebrate diversity of thought and insight in all aspects of our business. As the industry changes and the next phase of talent and leadership takes hold, we embrace the skills and insight of women in agriculture.”
In addition to Valent, the event has over 50 sponsors, including McCain Foods USA, Bayer Crop Science, Penobscot McCrum, The Renewable Fuels Assn., Syngenta, CCI Marketing, Co Bank, Freestyle Productions, Sunrise Agricultural Associates, and Agri-Pulse as the media partner. You can follow Agri-Pulse Communications for news updates and special interviews.
AAW’s more than 50 state and commodity affiliates are also supporting the campaign through events, financial support and more.
Follow the event on Twitter with the hashtag #AAW40years or follow the event on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/AgriWomen/.