A recent panel discussion held by the Smithsonian recognized the important role women hold on the farm. North Dakota farmer Val Wagner spoke on the panel representing the American Farm Bureau Federation. She says it allowed visitors to the Smithsonian to learn more about the role of women in agriculture.
“We’re able to tell them not only about women in agriculture, and our experiences as women in agriculture but also be able to answer their questions about what happens on the farm, and our views, and just really have a great conversation about how women play a role in agriculture.”
She said the Smithsonian was a perfect venue for the discussion as visitors go to museums to learn and seek out more information.
“They were already in the mindset of asking questions and have their mind open so being able to have that discussion and being able to answer the questions that they had at the moment was amazing. And it was a great opportunity.”
Wagner said by starting the conversation with consumers, it helps them find accurate information from a trustworthy source.
Posted By: Washington Ag Network News Sourceon: August 11, 2016
Photo: American Farm Bureau