INITIATIVES

 

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

 

Demeter Award of Excellence Nomination Form

 

Award recipients will be recognized at the Women in Agribusiness Summit, September 21-23, 2021.

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Student Scholarships

 
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Student Scholarships are offered by our generous sponsors to defray the cost of registration 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.

 

We are accepting applications until June 30th, 2021. To apply, please fill out the application and email it to Belinda Harter bharter@highquestgroup.com

 

2020 Scholars

Florencia Abram

Florencia Abram

Texas A&M University | Masters in Agribusiness | Sponsored by Motif FoodWorks

Cassie Burnett

Cassie Burnett

Texas A&M University | Master in Agribusiness | Sponsored by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

Jessica Carroll

Jessica Carroll

Texas A&M University | Master in Agribusiness | Sponsored by PGIM

Obianuju Ezeoranu

Obianuju Ezeoranu

Texas A&M University | Master in Agribusiness | Sponsored by Rabobank

Gabe Glassmann

Gabe Glassmann

Mary Baldwin University | B.S. Biology and B.A. Anthropology | Sponsored by Motif FoodWorks

Mallory Guerrero

Mallory Guerrero

Auburn University | Masters in Agricultural Business and Economics | Sponsored by Motif FoodWorks

Erin Huls

Erin Huls

University of Oklahoma | Master of Arts in Enviromental Sustainability | Sponsored by Motif FoodWorks

Kaitlyn Kitzan

Kaitlyn Kitzan

University of Saskatchewan | B.S. in Agribusiness | Sponsored by Motif FoodWorks

Ansley Lockett

Ansley Lockett

University of Georgia | B.S. Environment Science/Food Science | Sponsored by Motif FoodWorks

Jaquelynn Mateluna

Jaquelynn Mateluna

McGill University | MBA | Sponsored by Trimble

Abigail McConnell

Abigail McConnell

Middle Tennessse State University | Animal Science with Minor in Poultry Science | Sponsored by Aviagen

Naila McCraney

Naila McCraney

Florida A&M University | Master in Agribusiness | Sponsored by Motif FoodWorks

Reile Meile

Reile Meile

Kansas State University | B.S. Agribusiness | Sponsored by HighQuest Partners

Mary Mwangi

Mary Mwangi

Texas A&M University | Master in Agribusiness | Sponsored by HNRG

Gouthami Nandhyala

Gouthami Nandhyala

Texas A&M University | Master in Agribusiness | Sponsored by Bunge

Madison Phillips

Madison Phillips

Tennessee Tech University | B.S. in Agribusiness Management | Sponsored by Motif FoodWorks

Courtlyn Ranly

Courtlyn Ranly

Texas A&M University | Master of Science in Business | Sponsored by HNRG

Kelley Ranly

Kelley Ranly

Texas A&M University | Master in Agribusiness | Sponsored by HighQuest Partners

Kacie Scherler

Kacie Scherler

University of Oklahoma | PhD Environmental Sustainability | Sponsored by Motif FoodWorks

Casey Silver

Casey Silver

Cornell University | M.S. Applied Economics and Management | Sponsored by Motif FoodWorks

Twinkle Singh

Twinkle Singh

Texas A&M University | Master in Agribusiness | Sponsored by HNRG

Shelbie Sperle

Shelbie Sperle

University of Wyoming | B.S in Animal Science, minor in Agriculture Business | Sponsored by Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC

Cara Teigum

Cara Teigum

South Dakota State University | B.S. in Agricultural Leadership & Pre-Law | Sponsored by HighQuest Partners

Deshelley Teo

Deshelley Teo

Cornell University | B.S. in Applied Economics and Management | Sponsored by PGIM

Sadie Vander Wal

Sadie Vander Wal

South Dakota State University | B.S. in Agricultural Communication & Animal Science | Sponsored by HighQuest Partners

Charis Waters

Charis Waters

University of Tennessee at Martin | B.S. in Agriculture-Animal Science: minor in Biology | Sponsored by Aviagen

Olivia Willrett

Olivia Willrett

Colorado State University | B.S. in Animal Science & Agricultural Business | Sponsored by Five Rivers Cattle Feedings, LLC

Jennifer Yeung

Jennifer Yeung

University of Minnesota | Bachelor of Science in Business | Sponsored by Wells Fargo

2018 Scholars

Lais Bastos Martin

Lais Bastos Martin

North Carolina State University | M.S. in Crop Science | Sponsored by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

Brooke Childers

Brooke Childers

Colorado State University | B.S. in Agricultural Business | Sponsored by Agrex

Raven Fuselier

Raven Fuselier

Southern University and A&M College | B.S. in Agricultural Sciences | Sponsored by Cargill

Markie Hageman

Markie Hageman

Fort Hays State University | B.S. in Agribusiness | Sponsored by HighQuest Partners, LLC

Andrea Lockett

Andrea Lockett

Tuskegee University | B.S. in Agribusiness | Sponsored by Cargill

Talia Marroquin

Talia Marroquin

California State Polytechnic University | B.S. in Agricultural Science | Sponsored by Cargill

Chyanna McGee

Chyanna McGee

Southern University and A&M College | B.S. in Urban Forestry | Sponsored by Cargill

Marisa Phelps

Marisa Phelps

Tennessee Technological University | B.S. in Agribusiness Management | Sponsored by Rabobank

Makenzie Raesner

Makenzie Raesner

Texas A&M University | M.S. in Agribusiness | Sponsored by Novus International

Asiah Sias

Asiah Sias

Southern University and A&M College | B.S. in Animal Science | Sponsored by Cargill

Alexandra Stichnote

Alexandra Stichnote

University of Missouri - Columbia | B.S. in Agribusiness Management | Sponsored by US Nisshin Shokai

Haylee Zwick

Haylee Zwick

The Ohio State University | B.S. in Agribusiness and Applied Economics| Sponsored by Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC

2019 Scholars

Rodricka Allen

Rodricka Allen

Alcorn State University | M.S. in Agriculture Economics | Sponsored by Cargill

Stefanie Bailey

Stefanie Bailey

Duke University | MBA & MEM | Sponsored by Nutrien

Kaitlyn Benally

Kaitlyn Benally

University of Arizona | M.S. in Microbiology | Sponsored by US Nisshin Shokai

Katie Blakeley

Katie Blakeley

Texas A&M University | M.S. in Agribusiness | Sponsored by AgIS Capital

Emma Cameron

Emma Cameron

Cornell University | B.S. in Agricultural Science; International Ag & Rural Development | Sponsored by AgIS Capital

Jacqueline Clawson

Jacqueline Clawson

Kansas State University | Dual B.S. in Agricultural Economics and Business Marketing & Sales | Sponsored by Prudential Global Investment Management (PGIM)

Kaylah Gulley

Kaylah Gulley

University of Wisconsin-Madison | B.S. in Agricultural Business Management with Entrepreneurship Certificate | Sponsored by Mitsui & Company (USA), Inc.

Kanita Hutchinson

Kanita Hutchinson

Tennessee State University | M.S. Agriculture Sciences/Agribusiness | Sponsored by Cargill

Kalysia Johnson

Kalysia Johnson

Alcorn State University | B.S. in Agriculture & Applied Sciences Agribusiness Management | Sponsored by Cargill

Alexis Pigg

Alexis Pigg

Tennessee State University | M.S. in Food & Animal Science | Sponsored by Cargill

Tammye Schandua

Tammye Schandua

Texas A&M University | M.S. in Agribusiness | Sponsored by Nutrien

Haley Tankersley

Haley Tankersley

Colorado State University | B.S. in Equine Science | Sponsored by Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC

Daiva Wilson

Daiva Wilson

Tennessee State University | B.S. Agriculture Sciences | Sponsored by Cargill

Kellie Zambito

Kellie Zambito

University of Florida | M.S. in Agribusiness | Sponsored by Rabobank

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, 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.