#WomenInAg Spotlight: Lorenda Overman

News / FBNews Mar 6th, 2017

  

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

Overman and her family grow corn, wheat and soybeans. They also operate a 2,000-head sow farrowing farm and a 7,500-head finishing floor.

Overman was elected to the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee in 2015 and also serves on North Carolina Farm Bureau Women’s Committee. She is a member of the North Carolina Pork Council’s executive board and the ag committee for her county.

The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership program engages women with the training and education they need to become powerful advocates for today’s agriculture. The program provides women with leadership training, communication skills, and networking to strengthen their ability to encourage positive change in their communities and in the agricultural industry.

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The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee earlier this week approved the Farm Bureau-supported Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (S. 951).

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American Farm Bureau Federation’s John Newton was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on trade relations between the U.S. and Canada. While “a fight over a little-known dairy product sits at the center of increasing tensions between the U.S. and Canada over broader trade issues” explained the Journal, U.S. agriculture is alarmed by the Trump administration’s attacks on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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