In February 2016, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences hosted the Southern Region Women’s Agricultural Leadership Summit. Many excellent ideas were generated as a result of this initial conversation. The UGA Women in Agriculture Leadership Initiative continues to provide a platform for our own agri-women to connect and professionally develop through its Leadership Luncheon series. These brown bag luncheons feature women leaders working in various facets of agriculture. Attendance to the luncheons is free and complimentary beverages are provided.
Keep an eye out for upcoming events. In the meantime, take a look at past Leadership Luncheons below.
Leadership LuncheonLeadership Luncheon from Aug. 17, 2017
Guest speakers for this luncheon Abigail Borron from the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, and Katrien Devos from the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Leadership LuncheonLeadership Luncheon Series: Session Two
Session two of the Women in Agriculture Leadership Luncheon was held on Friday, August 5, 2016. Special speakers were Dr. Peggy Ozias-Akins and Dr. Jean Bertrand.
Leadership LuncheonSpring Lunch and Learn
A Spring Lunch and Learn was held on April 12, 2018. Women from the ag industry were able to network with CAES faculty and Dr. Lauren Griffeth was the speaker. This link allows you to watch the recorded session on Zoom.
Leadership LuncheonLeadership Luncheon Series: Inaugural Session
Celebrating industry leaders, the Inaugural Leadership Luncheon was held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Special speakers were Dr. Maria Navarro and Dr. Kristen Navara.
Leadership LuncheonLeadership Luncheon Series: Session Three
Guest speakers for this luncheon were Julia Gaskin, Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator, and Dr. Esther van der Knaap, Professor of Horticulture.
Leadership LuncheonLeadership Luncheon Series: December 2020
UGA Women in Agriculture Leadership Initiative Speaker Series featured Shavannor Smith Department of Plant Pathology at UGA.