Program of Activities

Program of Activities

2017 Schedule

January 18,2017

Legislative Ag Fest

Legislative Ag Fest will be held January 18, 2017 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.

For more information, contact Joe Sigg at 480.635.3603 or joesigg@azfb.org

Ongoing

Our Food Link

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 grown products.

For more information, contact Peggy Jo Goodfellow at 480. 635. 3609 or peggyjogoodfellow@azfb.org.

Ongoing

Ag in the Classroom

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 .

June 2017

Summer Ag Institute

Teachers...enhance what you teach! Summer Ag Institute is held in June each year. Farm Bureau fully supports the efforts of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Maricopa County and the Arizona Foundation for Agricultural Literacy in this event. Farm Bureau members host the teachers one afternoon during the week-long institute in a hands-on farm experience.

Summer Ag Institute (SAI) is activity based and encourages teachers to participate in a variety of agricultural activities so they can incorporate what they learn into their classroom curriculum.This five-day program is designed to teach K-12 grade teachers about food and fiber production. Imagine earning 48 hours of CEU's or 3 University credits and receive free classroom materials, that align to state standards, to help educate students about agriculture.

Each year teachers can apply by February 1 for a cost of $85. After Feb 1 the cost is $125 .Tuition includes room and board. The final deadline is May 1 each year. An application and brochure can be found at http://cals.arizona.edu/agliteracy/summer.htm.

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

June 2017

The Educator Award

The Educator Award  is a special project of the Arizona Farm Bureau Women's Leadership. The purpose of this program is to provide travel expense funds to an educator employed by a school system to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference for the purpose of using the information gained from the conference to expand their outreach to students regarding the food and fiber system. The   National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference is held in June each year.

Download the award application form and guidelines for submission by March 1st each year..

For more information, call PeggyJo Goodfellow at 480.635.3609 or peggyjogoodfellow@azfb.org.

July 13-14, 2017

Women in Agriculture Conference

The Women in Agriculture Conference addresses the issues women face on and off the farm. Save the Date for 21st annual Women in Agriculture Conference to be held July 13-14, 2017 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, 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 and the Arizona Milk Producers.

2017 Theme: We've Come a Long Way

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

For more information, call PeggyJo Goodfellow at 480.635.3609 or peggyjogoodfellow@azfb.org.

November each year

Annual Fund Raising Event

The Women's Leadership holds "The Auction Block" in November during the Arizona Farm Bureau's annual meeting. As their largest annual fund raising event, the auction generates fun and some good-natured competition. Past auction items include: wagons filled with toys, quilts, leather goods, clocks, framed prints, candles, handmade baby items and the ever-popular toy tractor.

For more information about this program contact, Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Marketing Manager/ Woman's Leadership Coordinator at 480.635.3609 or email peggyjogoodfellow@azfb.org