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Wyoming: Agri-Women group formed, meeting April 16

PINEDALE, WY – The growing need to be proactive about agriculture messages has led to the formation of Wyoming Agri-Women (WAW), a women’s organization passionate about advocating for agriculture. Affiliated with American Agri-Women, the purpose of the organization is to influence positive perceptions of agriculture.

“American Agri-Women is energetic, it has fresh ideas and it is very active in current agricultural issues,” WAW founder Kari Bousman said. “This empowered me as a Wyoming woman to do the same for our local agricultural industry.”

Bousman was inspired to rally Wyoming women to spread truthful messages about agriculture due to an increase in misleading information about the industry.

“WAW provides an opportunity for women to address agriculture issues in a positive way through education, public relations and legislation. Together we will form a strong voice to build and strengthen alliances to influence positive perceptions of the industry,” she said.

WAW will hold its founding meeting at 1 p.m., April 16 in the Pinedale Library in Pinedale, WY. The organization is open to all women who support agriculture, even those who have never set foot on a ranch or farm.

“Our future depends on agriculture and Wyoming Agri-Women will work with other groups and individuals to share true messages about food-production.” Bousman said.

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For those traveling, hotel rooms are available at the Baymont Inn and Suites in Pinedale. Call 307-367-8300 and mention American Agri-Women for a discounted rate.

Those not able to attend the founding meeting can join by contacting Bousman at 307-537-5222, 307-360-6150 or ckbousman@wildblue.net. Wyoming Agri-Women is also on Facebook.