New #WomenInAg Infographics Show Impact Of Women In Agriculture In Every State

New #WomenInAg Infographics Show Impact Of Women In Agriculture In Every State

Women In Agriculture infographic

Credit: USDA

To celebrate and honor the contributions of women in agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is releasing a series of state-by-state infographics detailing the impact women have on agriculture in each state and across the country. You can share the infographics on social media or print them to help tell the story of women in ag in your state.

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“From the classroom to the farm to the boardroom, women in agriculture are helping to pave the way for a better future,” stated a USDA press release. “As leaders, it is our responsibility to make sure the next generation of women are educated, encouraged and empowered to take on the challenges of meeting the world’s growing food, fuel and fiber needs.”

Over the past few months, USDA has been featuring the powerful stories of women in agriculture on its blog. By following the #womeninag tag on the USDA blog, you can read first-person accounts from women like Casey Cox, the Executive Director of the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District and Dr. Jewel Hairston, the Dean of the College of Agriculture at Virginia State University.

To coincide with the release of the new infographics, each day this week, USDA will feature advice and stories from women in agriculture at various stages in their lives and careers. The first of five #womeninag blogs features Katy Coba, the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

To learn more and connect with other women leaders in agriculture all across the country, join the women in ag mentoring network. Join the conversation by emailing [email protected] and be sure to check out #womeninag on Twitter and on the USDA blog, #womeninag Storify and this video message from Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden.

Be sure to also check out Greenhouse Grower‘s celebration of Women In Horticulture, featuring profiles of women difference-makers in various careers within the horticulture industry.

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jeff Mason says:

I am Jeff Mason. I have a degree in forestry from the University of Arkansas. I work with my wife Donna Sircy Mason, who started in garden center management and then went on to work for several decades as an outside independent sales rep for several of the premier growers in the country. Together we represent 60 years in the nursery sales rep business, selling for a assortment of growers to landscapers, wholesalers and retailers in Texas and Oklahoma, Doris Bush, a graduate of the University of Connecticut, horticulture grad, who has been working in the nursery industry for 30 years and came to work with us, She’s’ very knowledgeable and has a great following in her sales history, Suzanne Oren, a Texas AM horticulture grad is working with us in sales and marketing of nursery stock and involved in design. There is another woman of influence, Emily Mason also a Texas AM horticulture grad,starting in school working in the wholesale side and moving on to becoming a nursery manager for a cutting grower in El Salvador now product manager for worlds largest plant breeder .. These women in Horticulture, which I am proud to be surround by are very confident and professional women who have raised the bar and have keep our enterprise thriving.