Women in Agribusiness

Demeter Award of Excellence

The Women In Agribusiness Demeter Award of Excellence recognizes women who have achieved excellence in their field and/or who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the agribusiness industry. Please explain the positive impact this nominee has had on her clients, her company, her colleagues or the agribusiness sector as a whole.  

Nominations for these individuals demonstrate the following criteria:


  • Woman with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the ag and/or food      industry

  • Woman who has notable professional achievements 

  • Woman who is a positive example to other women in the industry

  • Woman who breaks down barriers, helps create opportunities and serves as a resource for others

  • Woman who consistently exemplifies professionalism


Award recipients will receive the award onstage at the Women in Agribusiness Summit in Nashville, September 16-18, 2020.



Submit your nominations here by July 10, 2020.

Student Scholarships


Student Scholarships are offered by our generous sponsors to defray the cost of registration and overnight accommodations for a female student wishing to attend the WIA Summit. Scholarships will give young women the opportunity to make important industry connections, see the many career options available in the agribusiness sector, and learn the trends and issues facing the industry today.


Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students attending an accredited college or university.


Each scholarship includes registration for the Summit, three shared nights of lodging at a hotel (should the recipient need it), and meals provided at the event. The scholarship does not cover any travel/transportation expenses or meals outside of the event.


We are accepting applications until June 30th, 2020. To apply, please fill out the application and email it to Carrie Vita


2019 Scholars

2017 Scholars

2018 Scholars

Sponsoring a Student Scholarship

Sponsoring a student to attend the WIA summit is an effective and inspiring choice. This unique opportunity provides an enriching and exceptional experience for a full-time agricultural student, and it shows your organization's commitment to developing our industry's future leaders. 

Please contact us if you wish to learn more about sponsoring a student to attend the WIA Summit.


Event Partner Opportunities

Join the growing list of leading agribusiness organizations that help produce this important initiative for women

Women in Agribusiness engages in event partnerships with relevant publications, associations and sector organizations for each of its conferences.


These partnerships provide no-cost promotion for both parties and include mentions in email blasts, banner ad placement, display of publication at the event, signage at the event and more. Plus, our partners get the advantage of a first-look at our speakers, agenda, and onsite opportunities.


Please see contact us for more details on becoming a partner.

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