Legislative Ag Fest
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.
For more information, contact Chelsea McQuire at 480.635.3602 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Christy Davis at 480.635.3615 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com .
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.
The next educator award will be offered in 2019.
For more information, call Christy Davis at 480.635.3615 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in Agriculture Conference
The Women in Agriculture Conference addresses the issues women face on and off the farm. Save the Date for 22nd annual Women in Agriculture Conference to be held July 12-13, 2018 at the Westward Look Resort, Tucson 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.
2018 Theme: Let's Grow Together: Building Bridges, Building Trust
This annual conference is open to anyone interested in improving their leadership, professional and personal skills.
For more information, call Christy Davis at 480.635.3615 or email@example.com
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, Christy Davis, Outreach Manager/ Woman's Leadership Coordinator at 480.635.3615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org