Oct 24, 2019
Oregon Women for Agriculture to host American Agri-Women National Convention

The 444th annual American Agri-Women (AAW) convention will be held in Tigard, Oregon, from November 6-10 at the Embassy Suites on Washington Square. It is the annual gathering of the largest affiliate organization of women in agriculture and agri-business in the country. Oregon Women for Agriculture (OWA), an AAW affiliate is hosting the convention.

This year’s convention includes a first of its kind pre-convention training session for Mental Health First Aid. Those completing the full 8-hour training will be given a certification in Adult Mental Health First Aid. Space is limited and you must register to attend.

Convention attendees will hear from both local and nationally known speakers on topics that include Oregon innovations, science communication, legislative and leadership topics and more. Keynote speakers on Saturday, Nov. 9 will include science communicator Kevin Folta and New York Times best-selling author Jane Kirkpatrick.

Attendees will tour Oregon’s bounty featuring Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center and the Northwest Hazelnut Co., followed by an on-farm dinner at Scenic Valley Farms. Spouses will be treated to equipment tours and unique “from-the-pickup” tours of the Willamette Valley.

Come prepared for a lively, informative, educating and enriching time at the 2019 AAW Convention in Tigard, Oregon. You may register for the entire convention, or by the day as your schedule allows.

For more information or to register for the convention, go to https://www.owaonline.org/2019-aaw-convention/ or call 541-791-6031.

Oregon Women for Agriculture (OWA) was organized 50 years ago by Willamette Valley farm women who were concerned with regulatory issues impacting the grass seed industry. Since that time, this all-volunteer group has broadened its scope to include nearly all facets of agriculture and areas of our state. For more information visit www.owaonline.org or facebook.com/OW4Ag

American Agri-Women (AAW) promotes the welfare of our national security through a safe and reliable food, fiber and mineral supply. Since 1974, AAW members have worked together to educate consumers; advocate for agriculture; and offer networking and professional development opportunities. For more information, or to join, visit AmericanAgriWomen.org. Find AAW on social media at: facebook.com/AgriWomen and twitter.com/Women4Ag.

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