JoAnne Buth
JoAnne Buth

ALMA, Kan. — Women involved in agriculture from throughout the U.S. and Canada will convene Nov. 6-9 in Niagara Falls, N.Y., for the 38th annual American Agri-Women Convention. 

Attendees will gather tools and resources, advocate for agriculture, learn about current issues and promote truths about agriculture.

Speakers and programs will cover the latest issues in agriculture, including private property rights, health care, leadership development, Canadian production and policy, agriculture advocacy and more. Tours of several agribusinesses in Canada also are planned.

Keynote speakers will include Mitzi Perdue, author and former TV personality who served as AAW president from 1988 to 1989; Tom DeWeese, one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence; Cherilyn Nagel, past president of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association; Leslie Stanier, Cargill Ltd. human resources leader; and JoAnne Buth, past president of the Canola Council of Canada and current senator representing the Conservative Party of Canada.

Convention registration is available online at

AAW is a national coalition of more than 40,000 farm, ranch and agribusiness women, representing 60 state and commodity affiliates.