‘Call to Power’ membership campaign for AgriWomen to be kicked off today


American Agri-Women (AAW) was scheduled to kick off its membership campaign, "Call to Power"
today, National Agriculture Day. The campaign’s theme urges women to join the nation’s largest coalition
of farm, ranch and agribusiness women, which includes more than 50 state, commodity and agribusiness
"Since 1974, women across the country have banded together to network with each other, educate
consumers and policy makers about agriculture and participate in leadership development opportunities.
Our combined power has made a difference and we invite others to join us," says Sue McCrum, AAW
The campaign runs through May 31 and includes these benefits:
• Three new members will be selected to receive free second-year memberships.
• The affiliate that signs up the most new members will receive an award to go toward their own advocacy
Go here to learn more: http://www.americanagriwomen.org/. Members of all segments of agriculture,
agri-business and consumers interested in food production are encouraged to join their state or
commodity affiliate as well as the national association. Dues for the national association are just $30
and affiliates also have affordable memberships.
The "Call to Power" theme is based on a paper developed by Sr. Thomas More Bertels (1918-2000).
Bertels was a long-time advocate for women in agriculture. She wrote, "The most important task
facing farm entrepreneurs today is capturing a significant degree of influence over the policy-making
function as it relates to food, feed, fiber, forest products and flora."

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