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MNA to Provide Five Scholarships to Support Women in Ag

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AgPR) July 25, 2017 — Agri-Women (AAW) announces its partnership with Mahindra North America and the “Mahindra Pride Daughters of Agriculture” scholarship.

AAW is the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women, with more than 50 state, commodity and agri-business affiliate organizations. Mahindra is the number one selling tractor company in the world based on volume. 

“We are pleased to expand our continued support for women in ag through this partnership with American Agri-Women. A pillar of our Rise philosophy is driving positive change. Supporting the development of the industry’s women leaders of tomorrow through the Mahindra Pride scholarships is vitally important to Mahindra,” says Cleo Franklin, Mahindra’s CMO/VP - Strategic Planning.

“In recognition of the important role women play in farming and agri-business, as well as AAW’s leadership and service in the industry, we are pleased to offer appreciation programs exclusively for AAW members and their families. We look forward to an enduring partnership with AAW,” Franklin says.

“We are grateful for Mahindra’s generous support of AAW. The scholarship program is just one way that Mahindra is ensuring a bright future for women in agriculture. We look forward to the many opportunities ahead as we continue to find new ways to work together,” says AAW President Doris Mold. Mold owns and operates a dairy farm in Wisconsin with her family and is an agricultural consultant and educator.

Through Mahindra’s support, five $1,000 scholarships for the 2017 fall semester will be awarded. The scholarships are open to any farm, ranch or agri-business woman or her daughter to pursue accredited courses in agriculture, agribusiness, leadership, communications, rural sociology, medicine or any other courses directly related to agriculture. The application can be found at www.americanagriwomen.org, under the AAW Foundation tab. Applications must be received by August 31. 

About American Agri-Women

American Agri-Women promotes the welfare of our national security through a safe and reliable food, fiber and energy supply. Since 1974, AAW members have worked together to educate consumers; advocate for agriculture; and offer networking and professional development opportunities. Go to the AAW web site for more information and to join, www.americanagriwomen.org. Find AAW on social media at: Facebook.com/AgriWomen/ and Twitter.com/Women4Ag/ (@Women4Ag).

AAW invites farmers, ranchers and consumers to join in with its “AgDay365: Ag Day is Every Day” campaign and celebrate the fact that everyone is part of agriculture, every day. Search #AgDay365 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to join in with others across the country.