Topics include ag business, economics, education, commodities & natural resources
American Agri-Women (AAW), a coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women, is meeting in Las Vegas April 4-7 to review its legislative policies on agricultural business and economics, education, commodities and natural resources. The position statements from this AAW Mid-Year meeting are then presented at AAW’s annual legislative Fly-In in Washington, D.C., which is set for June 9-12.
An issue of particular national importance is highlighted at each mid-year meeting and the 2019 meeting will highlight property rights and immigration.
A panel discussion on property rights on Friday, April 5, will include the following speakers: Tim Williams, deputy director external affairs, U.S. Department of Interior; Kimmi Lewis, Colorado State House Representative; Hank Vogler, Need More Sheep Co., Ely, Nevada; and Wayne Hage, Jr., (invited) Pine Creek Ranch, Tonopah, Nevada.
A panel discussion on immigration on Saturday, April 6, will include the following speakers: Kathy Reavis, farmer and past president of AAW, Mission, Texas; and Elaine Willman, author and speaker, Ronan, Montana. Andrea Stanford, Bradenton, Florida, will present a history of immigration reform.
“We are looking forward to discussing the most important issues facing agriculture today — and how we can work together to raise awareness and educate on these issues. We also extend an invitation to the women of Nevada to join us to learn more about establishing a state affiliate,” says Jeanette Lombardo, AAW president.
American Agri-Women (AAW) promotes the welfare of our national security through a safe and reliable food, fiber and energy supply. Since 1974, AAW members have worked together to educate consumers; advocate for agriculture; and offer networking and professional development opportunities. Go to the AAW website for more information to join, www.americanagriwomen.org. Find AAW on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.