Meet the Team
In 2002, Purdue Extension hosted the first Midwest Women in Agriculture conference. Due to its popularity over the next several years, the annual event led to the formation of the Purdue Women in Agriculture Team in 2006. The team's goal is to help address the educational needs of women employed in or involved with the agricultural industry. The team is composed of Purdue Extension Educators and Specialists.
Amy Alka - Extension Educator, Randolph County
Heather Bacher - Women 4 the Land
Lori Bouslog - Extension Educator, Vermillion County
Ariana Torres Bravo - Extension Specialist
Meranda Rae Cooper - Extension Educator, Tipton County
Ed Farris - Extension Educator, Huntington County
Kelly Heckaman - Extnesion Educator, Kosciucko County, co-chair
Michele Jones - Extension Educator, Morgan County
Lindsey Moore - Farm Credit Mid-America
Jenna Nees - Extension Educator, Putnam County, co-chair
Bryan Overstreet - Extension Educator, Jasper County
Laurynn Thieme - Extension Educator, Delaware County
Beth Vansickle - Extension Educator, Madison County
Our Team Mission
To recognize and empower women to fully integrate into agriculture.
Our Team Vision
The Purdue Women in Agriculture Team is committed to providing educational opportunities, current resources and a network of support to position all women for success in the agriculture industry through skill development, confident decision making and personal well being.