#WomenInAg Spotlight: Julie White

News / FBNews Mar 24th, 2017

  

#WomenInAg recognizes the contributions of women involved in agriculture during Women’s History Month (March). AFBF is proud to salute Julie White, a Mississippi farmer and Farm Bureau leader!

White is a recent graduate of AFBF’s Partners in Advocacy Leadership program. She also serves in many roles for the Oktibbeha County/Mississippi Farm Bureau, Mississippi and National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, and Mississippi and National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

White and her husband are fifth-generation farmers. They grow hay and raise beef cattle. While farming is a tradition, White says it is truly a way of life for her, and that there is nothing better than watching baby calves run across their pastures. Following the way they were raised, she and her husband are working to teach their children how to take care of the land and animals that have been entrusted to them.

As an Extension associate with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, White focuses on agricultural literacy along with the development and coordination of FARMtastic, a statewide agriculture literacy program for second, third and fourth graders. Her experience includes 15 years as a county Extension agent prior to her current assignment.

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