More from the Women for Agriculture

“Believe that you can.”
-Jill Wagner on advice for future women agriculturalists

“Take advantage of opportunities. Take the chance to go see something.”
-Jill Wagner on advice for future women agriculturalists

“Motivating students to be involved in sales or research is easy. Unfortunately, without farmers and farms, there will be no sales, no research, and no food for a growing global population.”
-Jill Wagner on issues that may impact the agricultural industry

“Demand a seat at the table, don’t sit in the corner.”
-Amy Durand on advice for future women agriculturalists

“Network, network, network.”
-Amy Durand on advice for future women agriculturalists

“I predict there will be more women with a seat at the leadership table.”
-Amy Durand on the future for women in agriculture

“I’m a lifelong learner. Whether I’m learning about pecan and pistachio production in New Mexico, a new social media platform in Minnesota or how to work with diverse cultures in Philadelphia, if an opportunity to learn something presents itself, I’m onboard.”
-Amy Durand on what she enjoys about her involvement

“Farming and ranching is a part of who I am. I hope to make a difference and give back to the industry that has given us so much.”
-Jennifer Spraberry on her plans to continue her work in marketing and in her family’s business

“Our industry encounters challenges every day; we are an industry of problem solvers and innovators. I know we’ll find the solutions.”
-Jennifer Spraberry on issues that may impact the agricultural industry

“Hearing how my great-grandmother drug my grandfather through the field on her cotton sack as she picked cotton really puts things into perspective for you. You realize how lucky you are to live in the world we do and how much farmers sacrifice for us.”
-Jennifer Spraberry on life lessons learned from involvement in agriculture

“You cannot find a better place for core values.”
-Nancy Howard on raising kids on the farm

“You need a good balance between work and play. You need to make time with family even with working.”
-Nancy Howard on advice for future women agriculturalists

“You would have 100% failure if you didn’t try.”
-Judy Moyers on defeating the odds of a situation

“Don’t look at anything like it is impossible.”
-Judy Moyers on advice for future women agriculturalists

“It was apparent to me that consumers really do need to be educated about food production and what labels mean when they are making purchasing decisions at their local grocery stores.”
-Katie Allen on her interest in the country- of-origin labeling (COOL) for her graduate thesis

“Speak up and follow your gut. . . You never know, the random person you talk to may share your story with friends.”
-Katie Allen on advice for future women agriculturalists

“You can bring your interest and experiences in agriculture into any profession . . . you can always be an advocate for agriculture.”
-Katie Allen on advice for future women agriculturalists

“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.”
-Thomas Jefferson in a letter to George Washington 1787

“Because the population is increasing at such as rate that we are going to be responsible for feeding so many people. We need to get better and better to feed the world. What could be more important than that?”
-Mindy Rutherford on why agriculture is important

“Find your passion and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
-Mindy Rutherford on advice for future women agriculturalists

“A busy place- a place that brings us, family, and friends great enjoyment.”
-Mindy Rutherford on the farm

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