Farm women are making a difference from coast to coast. RFD-TV will air a TV show produced by American Agri-Women (AAW) for farm women on Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. EST, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 31. The show will repeat each week on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
The American Agri-Women Show is a series by, for, and about farm and ranch women. In this half-hour series, AAW brings a weekly topic of concern to farm, ranch and agribusiness women and shares information about how to manage risk in agricultural operations. Each show features expert advice on that week's topic and includes a visit with a farm woman who is addressing that issue in her farming operation. Farm women from Oregon to North Carolina are featured on the show.
AAW President Chris Wilson said, "It's been our goal to bring programming to farm and ranch women throughout the country. We are very grateful to RFD-TV President Patrick Gottsch for making this dream a reality, and we are excited to be part of this great network."
Topics include marketing your commodities; evaluating new enterprises, such as agritourism; promoting agriculture; agricultural labor issues; educating students and policymakers about agriculture; managing risk through crop insurance; business planning; accessing farm credit; and resources for women in agriculture. The series is sponsored by the Risk Management Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The host is award winning farm broadcaster and AAW member Kathy Patton Strunk.
Launched in December of 2000 and now beginning its 10th year of broadcasting, RFD-TV is the nation's first 24-hour television channel dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America with programming focused on agriculture, equine and rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. The channel is now distributed into more than 40 million homes worldwide by DBS and cable systems including DISH Network (231), DIRECTV (345), Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV (247), Mediacom, Charter, Bresnan, Brighthouse, Time Warner, Cox, SKY, Freesat and more than 600 independent rural cable systems.
American Agri-Women (AAW) is the national coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women, with 59 affiliate state and commodity organizations nationwide. Visit us on the web at americanagriwomen.org. We are @Women4Ag on twitter.
Source: American Agri-Women