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

 

Award recipients will be recognized virtually at the Women in Agribusiness Summit, September 16-18, 2020.

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. 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, 2020. To apply, please fill out the application and email it to Carrie Vita cvita@highquestgroup.com

 

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

2017 Scholars

Caren Ayala

Caren Ayala

Texas Tech University | Master in Agribusiness | Sponsored by Global Talent

Amanda Clymer

Amanda Clymer

Kansas State University | Masters in Agricultural Economics | Sponsored by Rabobank

Kristin Day

Kristin Day

Tennessee State University | BS in Agricultural Sciences | Sponsored by Cargill

Anna Grace Goode

Anna Grace Goode

University of Georgia | BS in Agriculture-Agribusiness | Sponsored by CadenaBio

Mandy Guo

Mandy Guo

Texas A&M | Master of Agribusiness | Sponsored by Novus Intl.

Maria Ramirez Lopez

Maria Ramirez Lopez

Texas A&M | Master in Agribusiness | Sponsored by Nationwide

Jaime Luke

Jaime Luke

University of Missouri | BS-Agricultural Economics | Sponsored by Agrex

MaCie Moore

MaCie Moore

Indiana University-Bloomington | Master of Public Affairs | Sponsored by Intrexon

Tracy Obi

Tracy Obi

Texas A&M | Master of Agribusiness | Sponsored by CadenaBio

Kristina Schammel

Kristina Schammel

Indiana University | Master of Public Affairs & Environmental Science | Sponsored by Intrexon

Braxton Simpson

Braxton Simpson

Tennessee State University | BS in Agricultural Sciences | Sponsored by Cargill

Priyamvadha Sivakumar

Priyamvadha Sivakumar

Texas A&M University | Master of Agribusiness | Sponsored by HighQuest Group

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Tennessee State University | BS in Agricultural Sciences | Sponsored by Cargill

Akiliyah Sumlin

Akiliyah Sumlin

Tennessee State University | BS in Agricultural Sciences | Sponsored by Cargill

Emily Wisely

Emily Wisely

University of Delaware | BS-Pre-Veterinary Medicine & Animal Biosciences | Sponsored by HighQuest Group

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

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.

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