Women's Leader Program

Building Women Leaders for the
Future of Agriculture

The Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program embraces the agriculture industry by: strengthening the knowledge of agriculture in local communities through education; setting examples of community stewardship with outreach projects; and advocating for Farm Bureau policies.

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Help support farmers and agricultural businesses in your community. Join now and become a Friend of the Farm.

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Events & Opportunities

Women’s Leadership Conference: Thank you for attending the 2022 Women’s Leadership Conference! We are in the process of planning for conference 2023. Stay tuned for more details.

Women’s Leadership Academy: The Women’s Leadership Academy is a single-day training designed to enhance communication skills, improve the functionality of women's committees, and cultivate legislative advocacy efforts. The Academy takes place the Friday before Women’s Leadership Conference. To attend, interested individuals must complete an application. The application window is currently closed.

2022 Gator Raffle for AITC: The State Women’s Leadership Committee is hosting a raffle for a John Deere Gator 590M. All proceeds will support Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online or at participating County Farm Bureau Offices. The winning ticket will be drawn on November 30, 2022 at the VA Farm Bureau Annual Convention.

The Raffle is made possible by the support of James River Equipment and Virginia Tractor.

Recognitions, Contests & Awards

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Virginia Farm Bureau Ambassador

Recognizes young adults for their achievements in agriculture and provides them with an opportunity to serve as an ambassador for agriculture and Farm Bureau. Eligible applicants between the ages of 18 and 24 can apply.

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Distinguished Farm Bureau Woman

Recognizes a Farm Bureau woman member for her contributions to a farm business, or agricultural enterprise or her agricultural leadership.

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County Program Awards Report

Recognizes outstanding Women’s Leadership Committees for their efforts in promoting agriculture and their involvement in Farm Bureau throughout the year.

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Hay Bale Decorating Contest

Consider decorating round and square hay bales for a fun way to spotlight agriculture in your community this fall. The contest runs from Sept. 1 through Nov. 1.

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Contact Us

Have a question about the Women’s Leadership Program, or want to get involved? Visit your local county Farm Bureau office or contact:

Samantha Beard
Program Coordinator

Email Samantha 804-290-1031

Meet the Virginia FB Women’s Leadership Committee

State Chair Faye Hundley

Faye Hundley

Women's State Chair

Susan Smith

Susan Smith

District 9 Leader

Sarah Large

Sarah Large

District 9 Leader

Becky Broaddus

Becky Broaddus

District 12 Leader

Jessica Gwaltney

Jessica Gwaltney

District 4 Leader

Julia Stephens

Julia Stephens

District 3 Leader

Jamie Pence

Jamie Pence

District 6 Leader

Susan Harrell

Susan Harrell

District 13 Leader

Ginger Shotwell

Kristal Harris

District 10 Leader

Carolyn Neal

Carolyn Neal

District 1 & 2 Leader

Margaret Arbogast

Margaret Arbogast

District 5 Leader

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