CommonGround Celebrates Six Years

Kelly MarshallAg Group, NCGA, USB, Women

CommonGround is celebrating its sixth year of connecting urban and suburban women with farm women who wish to tell the story of agriculture. The program, supported with checkoff dollars from the National Corn Growers Association of and the United Soybean Board, began with 15 female farmer volunteers from five states. Now the program boasts nearly 200 farm women from 19 … Read More

American Agri-Women Look Forward to Convention

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Women

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 … Read More

Iowa Women in Ag Conference Set for July 26

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Education, Events, Women

The 10th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference is set to be held at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny on July 26. This year’s theme is Sharing Solutions, and the one-day conference will offer opportunities for valuable take-aways on an array of current farm challenges: marketing strategies for low commodity prices, financial risk management, transition hurdles, high cash rental … Read More

Common Ground Connects Consumers to Farmers

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Events, NCGA, USB, Women

Before Storm Jonas rolled in over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend the national Common Ground conference in Washington D.C. The event, sponsored by the United Soybean Board and the National Corn Growers Association, was created to help farm women learn how to better communicate with urban women about the safety and security of their food. “The ideas … Read More

Lottinsville Named Winner of Syngenta’s Drive to Thrive

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Contest, Syngenta, Women

Krista Lottinsville is the grand prize winner of Syngenta’s Drive to Thrive contest.  The contest asked growers to describe how agriculture drives their communities to thrive.  Lottinville won the challenge with her essay and video submission describing how agriculture nurtures the talents of young women with leadership skills and how it helped her grow professionally. “I love agriculture, and I … Read More