On February 17th, the Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) partnered with the Alpha Gamma Rho-Iota (AGR) fraternity with the goal packaging 30,000 meals for the third annual Rally to Fight Hunger event.
The 74 participants well exceeded this goal, and packaged 30,672 meals in just under three hours. AWA once again partnered with Kids Against Hunger – Rock County, who provided the supplies for the meals. These meals will be sent to communities as close as Madison, and as far away as Kenya.
The purpose of AWA is to help its members prepare for a career in agriculture, as well as provide professional, service and social opportunities. The AWA house serves as a meeting venue, gathering place and service location, as well as a home away from home for all members.
The Association of Women in Agriculture Benefit Corporation (AWABC) recently elected new members to the board in April at the annual AWA Day held on UW-Madison’s campus. The AWABC looks forward to welcoming a new class of AWA members this fall and is excited for all that the student membership continues to do on campus and in the agriculture community.
On Sunday, April 9th, the Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) elected a new officer team for the 2017-2018 academic year. Additionally, three young women were selected by the Association of Women in Agriculture Benefit Corporation (AWABC) to serve as the AWA house manager, steward and assistant.
The officer team consists of 17 members who work together throughout the year to help plan, promote and execute events in service, social and professional areas. Each officer organizes and plans events in their specific position, however, the whole officer team is essential for the execution of each event.