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AMERICAN AGRI-WOMEN ENGAGES AGRI/WASHINGTON FOR ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT
Source: American Agri-Women news release sent via AgPR--the news distribution service for agriculture

American Agri-Women announces that Agri/Washington is providing executive staffing support for membership retention, communications, conference planning and development. American Agri-Women is the nation's largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women with more than 50 state, commodity and agribusiness affiliate organizations.

Agri/Washington is a full-service public affairs firm with headquarters in Washington, D.C. The firm offers a unique combination of agricultural, communications, government relations, trade association and conference management expertise.

"We look forward to working with Agri/Washington, which is the premier agricultural public affairs firms in the country," says Sue McCrum, American Agri-Women President. "Paul Weller, a well-known figure in the ag community, founded the firm with the intent of helping raise the profile of agricultural organizations.

Andrea Ball, Agri/Washington's Senior Director, has more than 15 years of experience of working with agricultural non-profits but also understands the unique needs of our members, as she was raised in rural Kansas. We feel it's a perfect blend of continuing our grassroots efforts, yet bringing an additional level of organizational administration."

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with American Agri-Women," says Andrea Ball of Agri/Washington. "Our staff believes in the future of American agriculture and we are excited to collaborate with the AAW leadership to offer them administrative management and help them continue to raise awareness of issues impacting their members."

More background

Agri/Washington is a full-service public affairs firm with headquarters in Washington, D.C. that offers a unique combination of agricultural, communications, government relations, trade association and conference management expertise. The firm has developed a specialty in agricultural communications and has many current and former clients in all walks of business.

Since 1974, AAW has helped educate consumers, provide leadership opportunities to members and develop policy for commodity and natural resource committees on agriculture related issues. AAW was part of a coalition that helped develop agriculture in the classroom programs nationally under then Secretary of Agriculture John Block. Each year, AAW holds a mid-year meeting, a Fly-In to Washington, D.C. and a national convention. In addition, affiliates are reaching out in many ways locally and regionally with events and activities that include leadership, networking and education opportunities.


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