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In the Press: WIA Summit 2023

For nearly four days, over 1,100 women in agribusiness from across the U.S. (47 states to be exact) and globe (13 countries) took over the Renaissance Nashville Hotel and surrounding area to engage, network, and learn about everything ag at the 2023 Women in Agribusiness Summit.

We are grateful to those who joined us - whether they be attendees, sponsors, students, producers, partners or more -- for a conference that can be summed up by this attendee's comment: "This is the one can't-miss conference of the year because of the focus on empowering women through varying topics covering everything from personal to technical development. I don't know any other place you can get this much relevant content packed into a few days."

Attendees enjoyed workshops on negotiating your worth and engaging with the media, and tours to local Hatcher Dairy Farm, and fresh salad and fruit prep facility Taylor Farms in nearby Symrna, as well as a sweet visit to Goo Goo Clusters, the official candy of Nashville. Let's not forget the Members-Only MeetUp night, Women in Protein Dinner, and special reception, sponsored by Syngenta, at Ole Smoky Distillery.

Various interviews, including in-studio in Nashville, were done by RFD-TV, reporters from which were onsite all three days of the conference. Other outlets spread the word of the visionaries and trailblazers at the 2023 WIA Summit, which "elevates women and tackles some serious, critical topics in agribusiness."

Here are some of the press hits:


January 10 -- Women in Agriculture and the Spirit of Collaboration by Lacey Baker of Leaf


October 19 -- Empowering Women to Close the Gender Pay Gap by Whitney Haigwood, Delta Farm Press

October 2 -- FarmSense & PheroSyn Win The $1.5M Radicle Inclusion Challenge, by Sepehr Achard, I-Grow News


September 28 -- WIA Summit: Sustainability Expectations Growing, by Susan Reidy, World Grain

September 28 -- We Talked AgriMedia at the Women in Agribusiness Summit, live coverage from the event with Katie Avant of RFD-TV

- Hear nine live, onsite RFD-TV video interviews with attendees and speakers, featuring:

-- Jacqueline Heard, Enko Chem

-- Jessica Stephan, Bunge

-- Amelia Kent, beef producer, Louisiana

-- Laurie Isley, row crop farmer, Michigan

-- Omolola Bankole, student scholar

-- Amber Harrison, Mosaic

-- Fidela Irigoyen, Wells Fargo

-- Annie Saltarikos, Bayer Crop Science

-- Janae Brady, American Trade Association

September 26 -- The Women in Agribusiness Summit is taking over Music City!, an interview with Event Director Carrie Vita, RFD-TV

September 5 -- Ag to Gen Z: Gen Z's Impact on Agriculture [a podcast interview with WIA Summit speaker Jill Bramble], by Chrissy Wozniak, North American Ag


August 29 -- WIA Names Recipients of Demeter Award of Excellence, by Susan Reidy, World Grain

August 9 -- Women in Agribusiness to Hold its 12th Summit in Music City, by Currey McCollough, RFD-TV

August 1 -- Leveraging the Cooperative Model in Agriculture [a podcast interview with WIA Summit speaker Dr. Keri Jacobs], by Chrissy Wozniak, North American Ag

JULY 2023

July 25 -- Innovations Changing the Future of Agriculture & Food [a podcast interview with WIA Summit speaker Susanne Wasson], by Chrissy Wozniak, North American Ag

July 19 -- Insight into Farmland Values: A Comprehensive Recap & Outlook [a podcast interview with WIA Summit speaker Dr. Bruce Sherrick], by Chrissy Wozniak, North American Ag

JUNE 2023

June 16 -- WIA Agenda Covers AI, Logistics, Co-ops and More, by Susan Reidy, World Grain

MARCH 2023

March 9 -- Women in Agribusiness Reveals Keynote Speaker, by John Reidy, World Grain

March 8 -- Women in Agribusiness Announces Keynote Speaker, Press release issued by WIA


February 27 -- HighQuest Slates Agribusiness Events, by John Reidy, World Grain

February 24 -- HighQuest Partners Unveils Its Events Lineup For 2023, by Sepehr Achard, i-Grow News

February 9 -- Nominations Open for Women in Agribusiness Award, by Susan Reidy, World Grain


January 11 -- Attend a Women in Ag Conference in 2023, by Lisa Proust Fader, Successful Farming


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