On Monday, May 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. Mountain/11 Central the National Agricultural Law Center is hosting a webinar in partnership with American Agri-Women, the national coalition of farm, ranch, and agribusiness women’s organizations.  There is no charge for the webinar.  To sign on to the webinar, click https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/aglaw at or before the webinar start time. 

This event is part of the ongoing effort between the National Agricultural Law Center and American Agri-Women to mutually engage in long-term collaboration in providing legal research, information, and outreach activities important to women who own and operate farms, ranches, forests, and agribusinesses as well as their allies throughout the United States. While the primary audience will be women farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses, the webinar is open to the public. 

The goal of the webinar is to discuss the National Agricultural Law Center, its research and information mission, and its resources that are available to the nation’s agricultural community.  There will also be ample opportunity for question and answers.  In addition, the webinar will provide a platform for identifying future research and information activities targeted to women-owned and operated farms, ranches, forests, and agribusinesses.  

American Agri-Women officially began November 14, 1974, founded by four state women’s agriculture groups which had formed: Women for the Survival of Agriculture in Michigan; Wisconsin Women for Agriculture; Oregon Women for Agriculture; and the Washington Women for the Survival of Agriculture.  Kansas Agri-Women (then United Farm Wives of Kansas) and Illinois Agri-Women (then Illinois Women for Agriculture) joined soon thereafter.

Today, American Agri-Women has 50 state and commodity affiliate organizations as well as individual members throughout the country, representing tens of thousands of women involved in agriculture. Throughout the organization’s history, its members have been actively involved and making a difference in legislative and regulatory matters at the local, state, and national levels. American Agri-Women has also been instrumental in student and consumer education about agriculture, having initiated the Agriculture in the Classroom program at the national level and are integrally involved in national and state programs still today.  For more information about American Agri-Women, click here

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information.   The Center is the only institution of its kind in the nation, serving the nation’s vast agricultural community of farmers, extension professionals, agribusinesses, academics, attorneys, state and federal policymakers, and others. Located in Fayetteville, the Center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

For anyone with questions or seeking additional information, please feel free to contact either Harrison Pittman, Director, National Agricultural Law Center at hmpittm@uark.edu or Karen Yost, President, American Agri-Women at president@americanagriwomen.org.