ARKANSAS WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE INC

Rating: 4.71 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Food

Location: 1323 MC 62 Texarkana AR 71854 USA

Mission: To provide educational programs and a network of support for women involved in agriculture.
Geographic areas served: Arkansas

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Rating: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I found myself lacking in the business planning and record keeping side of our cattle business. While attending the Women in Ag conference, I attended a workshop for Quicken. I am currently setting up my business and I know my record keeping will be much improved. Also, I was provided a multitude of resources and web sites to further my education.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Networking with other farm wives and being provided with tools to better our business.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

My husband first saw a conference notice in the state newspaper several years ago, and encouraged me to get involved. Since that time I have learned a great deal, and hope that what I have been able to share has helped someone else. ARWIA has provided support groups, information about where to get the needed help and information. The feedback on the break-out sessions at our conferences has been very encouraging -- in most instances the ladies leave the sessions 'wanting more'.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing women come together, comparing trials, errors, experiences etc.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I first became aware of ARWIA in 2007. I am from Atlanta , GA and had moved to Carlisle, AR to marry a rice farmer. I had never been involved with agriculture before, infact I was down right ingorant about it! I need to learn fast! I attended an Annie's Project in Bebee AR in Jan. of 2008 anlong with my step-granddaughter(who was 16). What I learned was amasing and invaulable to me ! Marketing , estate planing, insurance needs, and the oppurtunity to network with other farm women. That March I attendtended my first Arkansas Women in Ag conference, and again learned so much in two days that I was inspired to join the board of directors and help spread the word about this wonderful organization!! I have seen women come to these programs and walk away empowred! What a great thing that is.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to be a much better partner on our family's farming operation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to get the word out to men and women involved in all aspects of agriculture

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Networking with other women that share our chalanges and rewards of lives in agriculture

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, hardworking, and extreamily helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

go nation wide!!!!!!!!

Ways to make it better...

There were funds to hold more programs

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funding for advertising, and more programs

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am so inspired and empowered by this group of women!!!They are all truly amazing individuals, and heros to me!~

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Arkansas Women in Agriculture gives a unique opportunity for women in Arkansas to develop skills to increase sustainabilty and profitabilty of very diverse agriculture enterprises. The opportunity to attend information and learning sessions, interact with professionals and insiders, and develop a network of support for ongoing and future information was a very valuable resource for me as a educator and and as a farmer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As an Extension Agent and Farmer speaking to this group I was able to give the latest scientific research to real producers in a manner that allowed them to implement best management practices and improve their farming practices.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase available resources to support educational programs on a county, district or regional level. I would also encourage development of additional salaried employees to support current staff and volunteers.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Very understanding of the many demands made on women professionally and personally and the importance of balancing those demands.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Competent and interested in having a organization that would make a difference.

Ways to make it better...

I would prioritize the opportunities to participate in activities that would give me longterm benefits.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Volunteers are leaders in industry and professional groups with a lot of demands on their time.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Agriculture ia a very dynamic challenging field that is constatntly changing; up to date resources and networking are key for success.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

This organization has been a tremendous help to me and my husband by giving us resources and information we can use in our row crop farming operation. I completed Annie's Project which was sponsored by Arkansas Women in Argriculture. After each session, I was able to walk out the door with information I used immediately for our farming operation. I learned how to use accounting software adapted for farming, understand grain marketing, understand crop insurance, read a soil sample,and make informed decisions regarding estate planning. Every woman who is actively engaged in farming, owns a farm, or has roots in farming should be a member of this organization. It is truly worth your time. You will learn something!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to be a more productive business owner.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I knew immediately after attending my first ARWIA conference, I was going to become involved with this organization. Not only does it give you access to hands on tools, it allows you to become acquainted and involved with those who are looking for someone in the same position, situation, or has gone through an experience that others might be going through or will go through. It covers almost every aspect of agriculture in ARkansas, and what it has not covered, is in the future conference plans.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am an owner-operator of a rice, soybean, cotton, wheat and hay. I have used this organization many times since becoming a part of it. The tools and experience involved in this organization are simply great!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Arkansas Women in Agriculture is a great organization. It is still growing and as such, we sometimes have growing pains. But the women who work to keep ARWIA on track and moving forward are wonderful and work together well. I've been involved since the very beginning and it is great to meet new members and see the impact that ARWIA and Annie's Project has on them and their relationships.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways. I have met so many wonderful women that I would not have otherwise known. They are a great inspiration to me and it is a joy to work with them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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