‘Women in Ag Award’ at Agritechnica

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Agritechnica’s organiser DLG (German Agricultural Society) partners with Women in Ag Magazine, the international digital magazine solely dedicated to women in agriculture, for the second edition of “Women in Ag Awards” during Agritechnica 2023.

Open to professional women working in agriculture, including farmers, industry, academia and organizations, the award recognises outstanding contribution to the profession.

“The role of women in agriculture, agribusiness and agronomy is changing around the world. An increasing number of women are shaping the future of agriculture as managers on their own farms or in companies, research or in the teaching profession. Increasingly, women are not only the initiators but also the driving force behind sustainable food production worldwide and ever more women are shaping the agricultural discourse as journalists, bloggers or influencers,” says Freya von Czettritz, CEO, DLG Holding.

 “The Women in Ag Award recognizes this commitment and tells the stories behind these inspiring women. At Agritechnica we want to give this topic the prominence it derserves.”

The Women in Ag Award premiered at EuroTier 2022, a biennial international trade fair showcasing livestock technologies and management solutions.

“After the success of the first edition last year at EuroTier, we are glad we can partner again with DLG to bring an even bigger award ceremony to Agritechnica,” says Kim Schoukens, Chief Editor of Women in Ag Magazine. “Not only was the ‘Women in Ag Awards’ a success, but we got so many positive reactions afterwards, that we decided to expand the award’s scope this year.”

With this year’s edition, Women in Ag Magazine together with Agritechnica will be celebrating the female farmer and drawing attention to women working in agribusiness, research and engineering as well as education. To achieve this, several new award categories have been introduced:

 •            Farming

•             Agribusiness

•             Education

•             Technology and research

“Women working in any of many areas can be nominated. Of course, this could be a farmer either livestock, cereals or other crops. New for this year are professional women in the agricultural industry such as HR and marketing, journalists, a teacher or professor in education, or an engineer or researcher. The key criteria is the significant contribution to agriculture,” says Schoukens.”

The winners will be announced at Agritechnica 2023 in Hanover, Germany, which will host the award ceremony on 15 November.

Nominations – How

Nominations are now open (until August 15 2023) for women from all over the world who are active in the agricultural industry from livestock and arable farming, including famers, mechanics, sales persons, scientists engineers and researchers to influencers, bloggers, teachers and journalists. With a simple online nomination process, the award scheme allows both submissions from individual candidates or nominations by third parties.

Criteria

The criteria for the awards include innovative work approaches, overall presentation of the professional work as well as the impact on the agricultural community, locally or globally.

“Women worldwide are increasingly becoming the equals of their male partners in agribusiness”, adds Kim Schoukens. “There is still some work to be done regarding the perception of women, and that’s what motivated us to create the Women in Ag Magazine and now, the Women in Ag Awards. We aim to recognise the work of women in our industry and, hopefully, contribute to a future where awards specifically for women are no longer needed,” concludes Schoukens.

The nomination form and further information can be found at Women in Ag Award – Agritechnica.

The appointment of an international jury is in progress. Further details are shortly available.

Empowering women in agriculture

Women in Ag” is a quarterly digital magazine for and about women in agriculture. Its goal is to empower women in all the branches of agriculture worldwide by sharing positive, inspiring and informative stories from their colleagues from around the world. This includes stories straight from the farm, but also outsider stories of women who work in research, agronomics or mechanics and women linked to ag fairs worldwide.

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