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Women Impacting Agriculture 2017 Meet Velvet Buckingham

October 19, 2017

Last month, we shared stories of four Women Impacting Agriculture in Iowa. These Women Impacting Agriculture are making positive changes and creating a more sustainable Iowa by improving economic resiliency and stability, conserving natural resources, and being influential agricultural leaders, family members and community volunteers. They will be honored and recognized at the November 28, 2017 Women in Ag Leadership Conference in Ames.

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Eight Iowa Women to Receive Recognition for Work in Agriculture

ISU Extension and Outreach will honor eight women for exceptional contributions to agriculture during the 2016 Farm Progress Show

The shifting, growing role of women in production agriculture signaled the need for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to create a new program focused on women. Over the last several years, the program has expanded the research-based education specifically designed for and offered to women. The Women in Agriculture program will introduce a special recognition during Farm Progress Show to showcase the lives of eight outstanding Iowa women.

The honorees were selected from applications submitted by ISU Extension and Outreach employees across the state. They demonstrate exceptional contributions to managing and working with livestock and farmland, and providing professional agricultural services.