Women in agriculture are a big deal, in part because consumers are eager to get to know them and how they produce food, according to Sherry Saylor, chair of the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee. Saylor, a crop farmer from Arizona, gave her first annual address at the business meeting of the AFB Women, held at the 97th Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Orlando.
In recognition of the conviction held by many in agriculture that remaining indifferent or uninformed about connecting with consumers is no longer an option for farmers and ranchers, Saylor issued a challenge to attendees for the coming year.
“Stretch and think outside the box – get out of your comfort zones and impact others for the good of our industry,” she said. “You each have a sphere of influence that is unique to your situation,” she added.
AFBF news release