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News We've Heard...

Here are some other recent stories in the news that caught our attention:

6-17-21 -- Tech grant of $1.75 million will support 50,000 smallholder women and youth farmers

6-16-21 -- Saskatchewan leaders look to the future of agriculture

 

6-15-21 -- Women in aquaculture: Mia Moseng

6-14-21 -- Cargill invests $6 million to support diverse students

 

6-10-21-- Women in Agtech: scientist-turned-entrepreneur uses pheromones to tackle global food crisis 

 

6-7-21 -- Seeding and fashion shoots: Farming sisters combine passions during hectic season

6-4-21 -- Ag Faces in the Crowd

6-2-21 -- Meet the first female shot-caller on a fifth generation Wisconsin dairy farm

6-1-21 -- Data shows pandemic restrictions still hurting smallholder suppliers
 

5-31-21 -- The number of women engaged in agriculture is on the rise.

5-27-21 -- Coffee women and their life stories

 

5-26-21 -- Three food companies listed in DiversityInc’s Top 50 for 2021

 

5-25-21 -- Jewell Bronaugh has been named deputy secretary of agriculture at the USDA.

 

5-25-21 -- National Geographic article raises awareness about bee conservation and champions female beekeepers

5-25-21 NAMA leader offers advice to women in milling industry

5-19-21 -- Food and ag coalition names Sonya McCullum Roberts of Cargill as co-chair

 

5-18-21 Woman entrepreneur turning West Africa's food into its "new gold"

 

5-13-21 -- Woman pioneer in aquaculture research named 2021 World Food Prize Laureate

5-13-21 -- Betty Kayton named CEO for TeleSense, an IoT technology innovator working to provide solutions to improve food safety and grain storage.

5-11-21 -- Women in aquaculture -- Tanya Hoel

 

5-9-21 -- Former WIA student scholarship recipient named 2021 Best & Brightest MBAs

 

4-28-21 -- California's undersecretary of food and ag  -- Jenny Lester Moffitt -- has been nominated as undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs at the USDA.

 

4-27-21 -- 15 Food Manufacturers Make Forbes List of America’s Top Employers for Diversity 2021

4-23-21 -- How PepsiCo is Helping Female Founders Find Funding in Food & Beverage

4-21-21-- Madonna Benjamin is revolutionizing the livestock industry

4-21-21-- Helene Ziv-Douki named president for Cargill Aqua Nutrition

4-21-21-- Woolworths appoints Anna Speer as MD of its new Greenstock red meat business

4-20-21 From farms to incubators: how accelerators act as a springboard for women in agtech

 

4-19-21 What happens when women run the economy? We're about to find out.

4-16-21 Soil health and pasture management make all the difference on Jeannie Franceus' South Dakota ranch.

4-15-21 - Cristina Hastings Newsome as head of sustainability for Westchester Group

4-15-21 - Two women have created a platform that makes innovations accessible to countries around the world

4-1-21 - JoAnn Brouillette of Demeter LP will serve as chairman of NGFA: others named as well 

3-29-21 - Hungry for diversity: Female startup founders take on the challenges of growing a food business

March 2021 - Hatch launches the world's first women in aquaculture innovation studio

 

3-16-21 - Jamie Miller will become Cargill's first female CFO

3-5-21 - Cargill promotes the role of Mexican women in agriculture

March 2021 - 25 Inspiring Women Reshaping the Food System

March 2021 - Women who are making history (hint: CRISPR developer is noted here)

 

2-24-21 - Tom Vilsack confirmed as ag secretary

2-21-21 - New £100k training scheme for women in aquaculture and rural sectors

Feb 2021 - 15 Leading Women at the Intersection of Food and Technology

1-26-21- Nominations are now being accepted for the WIA Demeter Award of Excellence

1-19-21- Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, the former Virginia State University (VSU) Dean of the College of Agriculture, has been nominated to serve as USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.

1-7-21 - Norma Ritz Johnson has been named the new executive director for the U.S. Sorghum Checkoff.

12-23-20 - Carrie Castille, PhD, has been named as the new director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in the U.S. She is the first female to serve as NIFA director in a non-acting capacity.

11-20-20 - Highlighting the women in agtech (NOTE: This article talks of Amy Wu, who was a 2020 WIA Demeter Award recipient.) and see also the walk-through of the gallery display at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Calif., that highlights these women

11-17-20 - FEAP elects first female president

 

11-9-20 - Women dominate list of potential nominees for agriculture secretary

11-6-20 The Federation of European Aquaculture Producers has elected its first female president

 

10-27-20 - Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford talks food supply during the pandemic

 

10-13-20 - Exhibition honors women who use agtech to solve sector challenges.

10-13-20 - New report finds women underrepresented in meat sector.

 

10-7-20 - Nobel prize in chemistry goes to two women scientists.

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