Program of Activities

Schedule

January 2023

Legislative Ag Fest

January 26, 2021

Legislative Ag Fest is held each January at the Arizona Department of Agriculture. The goal is to reach as many state legislators as possible and show them how diverse agriculture is in Arizona and help them see we need their support.

July 2023

Women in Agriculture Conference

July 8, 2021-July 9, 2021

The Women in Agriculture Conference addresses the issues women face on and off the farm. Save the Date for 24th Annual Women in Agriculture Conference to be held July, at the Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park, AZ. This annual conference is hosted by the Arizona Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee (WLC), the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Arizona State Cowbelles, Arizona Beef Council, Arizona Department of Agriculture, Central Arizona Project and the Arizona Milk Producers.

This annual conference is open to anyone interested in improving their leadership, professional and personal skills.

November 2022

Comforting Kids in Cotton- Fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald Houses of Arizona

November 2-4, 2022

Thank you to all of the counties that donated an item for the silent auction at the Arizona Farm Bureau Annual Meeting.  Thank you to everyone who bid on the items, this year we raised $2,850 at the trade show.  Our fundraising efforts were matched by Phytogen and the Arizona Cotton Growers donated an additional $500.  With those funds we purchased the linens for all of the houses here in the metro phoenix area as well as the Tucson Ronald McDonald House.  All of the houses are extremely grateful that we are able to supply them with high quality sheets, pillows and towels for their houses.   They extend a “huge thank you!” to AZFB and WLC.  The WLC committee’s work and AZFB’s support has taken a huge burden from RMDH and is making a difference in comforting with cotton to those who could use it most.

The Arizona Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee will host the 4th Annual Comforting Kids in Cotton Silent Auction benefiting the Ronald McDonald Houses of Arizona.  Each year the money raised by the AZFB Women's Leadership Committee and donations from Phytogen Cottonseed are used to purchase linens for all of the Ronald McDonald Houses here in Arizona. 


Un-Scheduled Events

Agriculture in the Classroom

Ongoing

Ag in the Classroom is a program to help school children and teachers learn about agriculture and how their food, fiber and ornamental crops are produced. The focus for Women's Leadership (WL) is to get into as many classes as possible. The purpose will be to teach the teachers something about agriculture and help them learn how to use agriculture in teaching reading, writing and math using farm facts, weights and measures and observations.

For more information, contact Katie Aikins at 480.635.3608 or email to katieaikins@azfb.org.

Teachers that want to participate, please call Brandon Moak 602.827.8200 x 389 or bmoak@cals.arizona.edu.

Our Food Link

Ongoing

Our Food Link is devoted to helping Americans learn about agriculture and how to stretch their food dollars with healthy, nutritious food. Various statewide events are held each year. Farm Bureau is helping consumers find solutions to eating healthy on a stretched budget.

Women Leadership members will visit their Legislator at the Arizona State Capitol. Each Legislator will learn about the important issues that face farmers and ranchers everyday.

The Women's Leadership (Arizona farmers and ranchers) will hold several outreach programs that will put a face to agriculture and answer questions Arizona families have about locally ggrid-xn products.