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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

How to Make an Under the Sink Compost Bin Using Red Worms
  • May 23, 2019
  • Food waste is the single largest component of material going into landfills.  Composting can divert as much as 30% of household waste away from the landfill.  Compost is also a simple way to add nutrient rich humus to your household plants or to your outdoor plants.  Composting offers a natural alternative to chemical fertilizers.  Composting reduces landfill waste and is ineexpensive and easy!
  • 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.