NWIAA Sets New Record as Largest Minority Agriculture Conference in American History
Americas 2nd Annual Veteran Women In Agriculture Conference
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Jul 18, 2023 (Issuewire.com) – National Women In Agriculture Association Sets New Record as Largest Minority Agriculture Conference in American History
The National Women In Agriculture Association (NWIAA) proudly announces that their recent 2nd Annual National Veteran Women In Agriculture Conference, held in Atlanta, GA on July 6-7, 2023, was a remarkable success as the largest minority agriculture conference in American history, surpassing all previous USDA outreach and technical service records for underserved and minority farmers. With over 1000 participants in attendance, the conference has marked a groundbreaking milestone in the advancement of minority women farmers and at-risk youth.
Under the theme “America’s Veteran Women (Sheroes) in Agriculture,” the conference successfully highlighted the invaluable contributions of veteran women in agriculture and their exceptional experiences in service to their country. Those in attendance included over 1000 farmers, USDA leaders, researchers, politicians, and legal attorneys. The event immersed participants in a wealth of agricultural education, military history, and cutting-edge developments in both urban and rural farming practices.
NWIAA had the honor of recognizing the Veteran Women of The Year, as well as attorneys dedicated to combating Farm Loan Discrimination and esteemed military veterans. This collective dedication to advancing the rights and opportunities of minority women farmers exemplified NWIAA’s commitment to excellence in agriculture and fostering inclusivity within the industry.
NWIAA extends an invitation to join their upcoming March to Equity & Inclusion in Washington D.C. for Women Farmers and Youth. Taking place on September 21, 2023, the march will lead participants from Capitol Hill to The United States White House, advocating for assistance from President Biden and The White House Policy Council. The NWIAA seeks to become the first congressionally chartered black agricultural organization in United States history, which would further amplify their voice in support of minority women farmers. For more information on the march and the association’s mission, visit their website at www.nwiaa.org.
NWIAA aims to address the pressing matter of their exclusion from Equity and Inclusion resources, despite being the largest minority agriculture organization globally. They firmly believe that their record-breaking numbers and immense impact should warrant access to White House funding resources in support of minority women farmers. NWIAA calls for action and engagement to rectify this imbalance.
The National Women in Agriculture Association (NWIAA) stands as the largest minority, youth, and women-serving agriculture nonprofit organization worldwide, with over 80 national and 20 international chapters. With a mission to save lives and eliminate poverty, NWIAA is dedicated to increasing the availability of fresh, locally-grown foods while expanding economic opportunities. By cultivating character, health, and income from the ground up, NWIAA strives to create a brighter and more prosperous future for all.
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