Last night, Bob and I hosted the Drive Across America team from American Agri-Women (AAW), the nation's largest coalition of farm, ranch, and agribusiness women. It was so nice to meet Sue McCrum (right), AAW president, Doris Mold (left), president elect, and Doris' daughter, Sarah, 10. Sue is a potato farmer from Maine, and Doris is a dairy farmer from Minnesota.
AAW is driving across America, visting farms and ag businesses, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the organization and honor the important role women play in agriculture. The trip started on June 3rd in Maine and will eventually reach most of the states except Alaska and Hawaii. Sue will be on the majority of the journey. Doris and Sarah joined the ride a week ago. Farm women will take turns driving the truck, which has already gone 5,000 miles on this journey.
Sarah enjoyed meeting our ewes in the pasture at dusk.
Bob and I should put photos of sheep and other animals on the side of his vet truck.
Doris and Sarah met Cheryl Tevis (left) at the Meredith headquarters in Des Moines. Cheryl is an editor at Successful Farming and has covered farm women's issues for 40 years.