The American Agri-Women (AAW) conference in Raleigh, North Carolina begins on November 17. Attendees will spend three days touring agriculture sites of interest in North Carolina, as well as conducting the business of the organization.
The keynote speaker for the event will be the 2013 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Mary Dell-Chilton. As a founder of Syngenta’s biotechnology research labs and distinguished science fellow, Dr. Mary Dell-Chilton changed the way genetic research is done.
Other highlights from the event include an all-day trade show and luncheon. Elections for Vice-President of Education, Secretary, and three Foundation board members will take place during the event and activities will wrap up with a closing banquet to honor high achieving members.
“Convention is always a terrific time for members to network, gain new knowledge, and get the business of the organization done, along with celebrating the outstanding work of members and those in the community at large,” says AAW President Doris Mold. “It is also an exciting time as we announce new advocacy efforts, projects and partnerships. This is our first convention in North Carolina and we are eager to learn more about their agriculture and history.”