West Virginia University is part of the “Grow by FarmHer” tour this month, as it will be at the Erickson Alumni Center on Feb. 22.
FarmHer shines a light on women in agriculture and through Grow by FarmHer, they aim to inspire and empower young women to pursue their passions and follow their dreams.
The Grow by FarmHer event will provide leader development and networking opportunities for our next generation of young women who are preparing for careers in agriculture and food-related fields.
This event will give students the valuable opportunity to network with peers and mentors in the agriculture industry, as well as increase their excitement about the future of agriculture by creating awareness about opportunities in food and agriculture.
While the age limit is stated as 16-22, it is a recommended range and young women slightly above or below this range are welcomed.
To register for the event, call or email Dee Singh-Knights (contact her at [email protected] or 304-293-7606). Registration is $35/attendee, but scholarships are available to WV high school and college
The Grow by FarmHer event is Feb. 22, 2018, at the Erickson Alumni Center, WVU, Morgantown, WV from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campus tours of WVU, Morgantown Campus are being arranged to follow the Grow Event. Participants can signup for the campus tour when the register for the Grow event.
FarmHer is a television show that airs on RFD-TV and is hosted by Marji Guyler-Alaniz, who spoke at the West Virginia Women in Agriculture conference last October.
The FarmHer organization looks to help bring women to the forefront of agriculture instead of being thrust into the background. The group uses photos and stories to help include women in the image of agriculture.
The show helps to expand the scope of the organization’s mission and achieve that ultimate goal, showcasing how women serve as farm owners and
workers, in addition to mentoring the younger generation of people interested in agriculture.