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Eye on Ag: Women in Farming

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Eye on Ag: Women in Farming Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:14:19 +0000 Eye on Ag: Women in Farming Eye on Ag: Women in Farming KGPE CBS 47 Fresno was an event that brought together... some of the valley's most notable leaders in the ag industry. ken: and .. all the honorees were women. cbs 47's " john shrable " .. shows us more - in this week's .. "eye on ag." john shrable: of all the farmers in the united states, 31% of those are women, making a nearly 13 billion dollar impact on the industry each year. to many... agriculture looks like an industry dominated by the guys... but wednesday, it was all about the ladies who've shaped the valley's ag industry down in tulare at the 21st annual common threads awards luncheon. mary mello/ honoree: "i was raised on a dairy, and i married a man on a dairy, our dairy business was not a business but a way of life." mary mello along with three outher honorees at this year's luncheon were recognized not just for their contributions to the industry but also for the difference they've made in their communities over the years. mary mello/ honoree: "there's always a need to pitch in and help whether it's on your own place or help your neighbor with their's." for honoree betty moorhead of pixley, it's not only about helping those in her community but also continueing the ag legacy. betty morehead/ honoree: "i had an opportunity to meet this great team of people, and we wrote grants and we created programs, and then when that ended i continued to go into the community and find other partners and keep doing the same thing. so we now have our own local foundation." approximately sixty percent of current students at fresno state's jordan college of agriculture are female says sandra whitte, the first female dean of the college. sandra whitte/ dean jordan college fresno state: "it is an opportunity to really be inspired and to be humbled by the people who are honored here in terms of what they do and what they give." like the other honorees, ann stone has worked for years on ag issues, in stone's case... awareness on the mediterranean fruit fly. but these ladies will be the last ones to sing their own praises for the years of effort. ann stone/ honoree: "oh it means so much to be honored! i am very very humbled. i dont feel like i deserve it but i'm so happy to be here." john shrable: now this year's honorees told me it wasn't so much about making a statement as it was encouraging others in their communities to do good. reporting in tulare, john shrable

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