Together for Agriculture
At the crossroads of National Agriculture Week and Women’s History Month, we celebrate the work of women in agriculture.
For a second year, March 25 is proclaimed Women in Agriculture Day in Iowa. The statewide celebration is a collaboration between Stine Seed Co., the Iowa FFA Foundation, the Iowa 4-H Program, FarmHer, and the Iowa Office of the Governor.
Read More: Q&A with Emily Schmitt. Schmitt is the third generation in leadership at Sukup Manufacturing, directing legal, human resources, communications, strategic planning, and other administrative functions of the company.
Read More: Q&A with Liz Garst. Garst was born into a farming legacy and has since carved out her path in agriculture as a self-proclaimed soil health crusader who speaks, educates, and leads by example through her family’s farming operations.
“Women from all walks of agriculture, including research, seed sales, farming, trade, agribusiness, education, and more, play a vital role in helping the industry prosper and advancing it for future generations,” says Jessica Drake, marketing coordinator for Stine. “We’re proud to work with many inspiring and influential women at Stine and across the industry, and we’re excited to recognize all women in ag for their accomplishments. Our partnership with FarmHer, the Iowa FFA Foundation, and the Iowa 4-H Program enables Stine to elevate, empower, and educate women in agriculture throughout the industry. We thank the governor for her support in establishing a Women in Agriculture Day in Iowa.”
Read More: Q&A with Kristin Peck. By combining her passions for animals and creating jobs as CEO of Zoetis, Peck works to improve the health of animals and positively impact the people who care for and depend on them.
Read More: Q&A with Brandi Buzzard. From her Kansas ranch to the White House, Buzzard reaches consumers while fueled by faith, family, and beef.
“Iowa is proud to recognize the nearly 50,000 women who serve in leadership, support, and influential, decision-making roles across Iowa’s 86,000 farms,” the proclamation notes. In addition to female leaders on the farm, the proclamation acknowledges the women who are making a difference in the state’s various commodity and industry fields.
Today – every day – is an opportunity to celebrate the work women do everywhere in the industry that feeds the world.
Read More: Q&A with Carla Schultz. This Michigan farmer says everyone has a place at the table and harnesses an online presence to advocate and educate.
Read More: Jacquelyne Leffler is the fourth generation on her family’s farm. She works to ensure its success through transition and new business opportunities.
“While we celebrate the accomplishments of women who are paving the way for the agriculture industry year-round, we’re pleased to have an official day in Iowa marking their efforts in agriculture and their leadership and expertise in the workplace,” says Myron Stine, president of Stine Seed Co.
Join the Women in Agriculture Day in Iowa celebration by sharing your ag stories on social media using the hashtag #TogetHER4Ag.