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Demeter NOM

Women in Agribusiness

Demeter Award of Excellence

The Women in Agribusiness Demeter Award of Excellence is dedicated to acknowledging the outstanding achievements of women in their respective fields and their exceptional contributions to the agribusiness industry. We will celebrate and honor three distinguished award recipients at the Women in Agribusiness Summit on September 24-26 in Denver. 

Know an outstanding woman in agribusiness? Submit your nomination for 2024! Nominations for these exceptional women should reflect the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the agriculture and/or food industry.

  • Notable professional achievements. 

  • An inspiring role model for other women in the industry.

  • Actively dismantles barriers, fosters opportunities, and acts as a valuable resource for others.

  • Consistently exemplifies professionalism.


Demeter Award of Excellence Nomination Form for 2024

(deadline for submission is June 14, 2024)

View all of the past recipients here.
Student Scholarship

Student Scholarships


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


Applicants must be full-time junior or senior level undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral candidate students attending an accredited college or university.


The 2024 scholarship application deadline is May 31, 2024. To apply, please fill out the application below.

Sponsoring a Student

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.

Sponsoring Students
Event Partner Opportunities

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, and more. Plus, our partners get the advantage of a first-look at our speakers, agenda, and onsite opportunities.


Please contact us for more details on becoming a partner.

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