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Women in Agriculture

Nominations Are Being Sought for
Purdue Women in Agriculture Awards
Annually, the Purdue Women in Agriculture (WIA) Team recongizes Indiana women who are leaders and innovators and have contributed to the success of Indiana Agriculture.  Currently, the Purdue WIA Team is accepting applications for the 2019 Purdue Women in Agriculture Awards. Nominees will be placed in either the Leadership or Achievement categories for award considerations as deemed appropriate by the WIA Team.  Women who are interested in the award may nominate themselves, or be nominated by someone else.  Previous winners include women with integral roles in their personal and/or family farm business, corporate and non-profit leaders, educators, veterinarians, and women in public service roles.
 To learn more about the Purdue Women in Agriculture Awards, please view the award application.

New in 2019!
Emerging Women in Ag Leadership Award

The Emerging Women in Ag Leadership Award recognizes our high school and undergrad college students that are making an impact on agriculture.  This is the first year for this award and we encourage all those who are making impact in agriculture to apply.  Find out more about how to apply by downloading the Emerging Women in Ag Leadership Award application.

All Award Applications are Due by May 1, 2019.


Upcoming Women in Ag Webinars

Building Resiliency For Tomorrow's Climate
  • April 1, 2019 @ 12 Noon EST
  • Weather observations going back over a century show that Hoosier farmers have been adapting to warmer and much wetter conditions than in the past.  The best available information from Indiana scientists tell us the recent changes in our climate are expected to continue and intensify.  This webinar will look at what a changing climate means for Hoosier agriculture based on the findings of the Purdue University-led Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment. 
  • Presenter: Melissa Widhalm, Purdue Climate Change Research Center
  • Register Here
Gardening for Royalty: Native Plants for the Monarchs and Queens
  • April 18, 2019 @ 12 Noon EST
  • In this webinar, Gina Anderson, Purdue Extension ANR Educator, will talk about the placement of native plants in the home landscape and their importance to pollinators.
  • Register Here


Proceedings from the
2018 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference
are posted on the "Related Links" page.


​​WIA Email Group

Purdue Extension maintains an email group for women in agriculture. If you are not already subscribed, please send an email to to subscribe. If you have a question or problem, just send an email to the list for help. This is a moderated list and you will not receive junk email.