You’ve probably learned from my previous posts that agriculture is a HUGE part of my family. Has it been a part of yours?
One opportunity for you and your family to meet and get to know Wisconsin agriculture is coming up this spring on the heart of UW-Madison’s campus. The Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) will be hosting our annual Breakfast on the Farm on Sunday, April 27 behind the UW-Madison Stock Pavilion. This year’s theme, “Where Families and Agriculture Meet,” emphasizes our desire to share our passion for agriculture with you and your family.
I’d also like to share with you why I’m so passionate about the sponsoring organization of the event, AWA. Roots run deep for me in AWA. My mom and aunts were members while they were attending UW-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. My older sister was a member during her college years as well and is my inspiration in the organization. I’m lucky enough to have two younger cousins currently involved as well.
My involvement in AWA has provided me opportunities for both service and networking. But much more than that, I’m blessed with seeing my three AWA “little sisters” doing amazing things in the college of ag, seeing friendly faces on campus no matter where I walk, living across the street from the AWA house with four other Holstein cow enthusiasts like myself and having my favorite college memories be from my experiences in the organization.
Because of my passion for agriculture and AWA, I am currently serving as AWA vice president. In this role, I coordinate club communications via email, organize the calendar of events, oversee committee work and aid officers and the president in their responsibilities. This officer position could not be more perfect for me, I’m a natural organizer and love to write!
Today, if I were to put one word on my experiences in AWA, it would be “impactful.” And I can’t wait for what there is in store for me as an AWA member as I transition into my senior year next fall.
Again, I hope to see you at AWA’s Breakfast on the Farm on April 27. Be looking for other breakfasts in your area as well by checking out the website dairydaysofsummer.com!
The purpose of AWA is to help its members prepare for a career in agriculture and agricultural related fields; to aid women in agriculture in achieving their goals; to improve communication among women in agriculture; and for the general betterment of agriculture.
For more information, visit our website at awamadison.org, follow us on Twitter @awa_uwmadison, or like us on Facebook.
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