Tricia Braid

Mar 08, 2013  |  Today's News

Today, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board joined other Illinois agribusinesses and associations in supporting an event titled, " Women Changing the Face of Agriculture," a program presented by the Illinois Agri-Women. In partnership with the Renewable Fuels Association, IL Corn presented a session about "green" careers in agriculture. 

Held in the Student Center on the Southern Illinois University campus, WCFA hosted several hundred high-school and college-aged young ladies to learn more about careers in agriculture. Careers represented by professional women working in the industry included: agronomy, animal science, veterinary medicine, communications, marketing, law, ag business, ag education, engineering, and more.

The conference theme was "Your Key to the Future" with a keynote address presented by Sarah Muirhead, editor and publisher of Feedstuffs newspaper. Sarah shared her experiences regarding how her career developed through its 27 years at the same publication.

More information about the event can be found on facebook at, twitter @WCFOA or at