Program of Activities

2021 Schedule

January 2021

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.

For more information, contact Chelsea McGuire at 480.635.3602 or chelseamcquire@azfb.org

July 2021

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.

Theme for 2021 Ag Stands Together!

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 christydavis@azfb.org

November 2021

Annual Fund Raising Event

November 1, 2021-November 30, 2021

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 christydavis@azfb.org

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.

For more information, contact Christy Davis at 480.635.3615 or christydavis@azfb.org