American Agri-Women has received a grant from USDA to produce a television program for farm and ranch women. Each weekly program will include information for women producers on a relevant topic to assist them in managing risk, such as estate planning or farm tax planning. Program topics will also include items such as educating consumers. In addition, each program will include a segment on the farm with an AAW member, addressing the theme for that week.
"We're excited about this opportunity to help farm and ranch women nationwide by providing them with information that will help them with their operation," said AAW First Vice-President Chris Wilson, who is the project director. "We will be providing many risk management resources at our Web site in conjunction with the TV series. There will also be opportunities for networking with farm women through the program."
The grant is provided through the Risk Management Agency's Community Outreach and Partnership Program. The programs will include 30-minute weekly programs to be shown four times each week. The programs are planned to air on satellite and cable networks.