AG Women Connect was founded in 2021 with the desire to bring women in the agricultural community together to connect, grow, and support one another. Engaging women in all aspects of agriculture across the United States is our prime goal.
Ag Women Connect is a positive, safe, forward – thinking organization, where women in agriculture can come to for building relationships, trustworthy resources, education, events, and giving back to our local communities.
We are committed to advocating for women who are experiencing real- life issues within the agriculture field. Our forum is built to equip women with what they need, to be progressive, professional, and confident, in the roles that they are striving for, to make a difference within their lives, communities, and for upcoming generations to come.
From the Founder of Ag Women Connect
Venessa Wood is the CEO of Ag Women Connect. AWC was established in September 2021 with and for the women in agriculture, in mind. Venessa has had over 30 years of experience in agriculture and leadership, and has listened to our women in agriculture, as to what they are reaching for, and needing in this industry. Some of the key factors that Venessa noted over the years are: connection, communication, recognition, resources, and a sense of giving back and working towards a mission much bigger than themselves. She took these needs, and built a company around them. Ag Women Connect is here to serve all our women in agriculture, no matter what their role is, and help guide them into success on a personal and professional level.
Hi, I'm Venessa Wood
I grew up in the panhandle of Texas and now reside near Lubbock with my wonderful husband who supports me in all my endeavors, and owns a landscaping and tree business. We have two beautiful children who are involved in sports, horses, outdoor activities, and who enjoy growing up in the agricultural world.
The farming and entrepreneurial background I was raised in equipped me to graduate from Texas Tech in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Leadership. In the last 30 years I have served in leadership roles which cover different aspects of the agricultural arena including equine, ranching, farming and operating a business. It is my passion to bring the community of women in the agriculture field together. I’m so glad you stopped by to visit and check out what we are about. My goal is to make Ag Women Connect the largest company in the U.S.A. that serves women in agriculture on all levels. I have an endless passion to advocate for not only women, but to preserve and protect our agricultural industry throughout America. Without agriculture, we can not survive. Join us to make a difference!
What Does Ag Women Connect Do?
“When it comes to opportunity, we are a network of women who mention each other when those conversations present themselves.”
“Never undermine the value of building relationships with like minded people. That’s how history is made and massive change can happen in a very short amount of time.”
The AWC chapters meet monthly to learn, create, and share essential information that will further develop your own agriculture communities and personal journeys. From hosting luncheons that answer questions on how to run a business, working with our ag legislatures, to events that highlight women and their businesses or lifestyles, Ag Women Connect encompasses it all.
Furthermore, we vet and give you the resources in a centralized place for you to search, CONNECT, and use at your convenience. It’s important to us that you have business resources that you can use, trust, and count on, for your professional advantage.
How Ag Women Connect Gives Back
AWC Foundation “ Fighting for our Famers and Ranchers.”