AAW Members Talk with EPA About Their Environmental Stewardship
Washington, D.C. (AgPR) June 22, 2017 — At the American Agri-Women (AAW) D.C. Fly-In earlier this month, AAW had an exciting opportunity. Shortly before the visit with the EPA, AAW was asked by the EPA if they had anyone who would “step aside and answer a few questions with our videographer. We are recording a short documentary film on how farmers and agribusiness leaders are some of the best stewards of the environment. They can just speak to what the environment means to them.”
This request was read to those in attendance on the way to the EPA and nine members volunteered without hesitation. The volunteers were: Krystal Doolittle, Iowa; Kimmi Lewis, Colo.; Kim Bremmer, Wis.; Heather Hampton+Knodle, Ill.; Pam Selz-Pralle, Wis.; Pam Sweeten, Calif.; Helle Ruddenklau, Ore.; Stacy Whitener, Texas; and Natalina Sents,Iowa. Thanks to all of these women for sharing their story of agriculture and the enviornment.
“Farmers are America’s front line environmentalists,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “Families and businesses involved in agriculture love the land, and rely on clean air, water and soil to produce crops and raise livestock. That’s why it’s important to give groups like American Agri-Women a platform to share their stories and environmental successes.”
During the meeting with the EPA, these ladies took time away from the meeting to talk on camera. The EPA then put together a video with snippets from several of the ladies. They also created graphics with some ladies’ photos and information from their interviews.
The video has been posted on YouTube and shared on Social Media by both the EPA and AAW.
About American Agri-Women
American Agri-Women (AAW) promotes the welfare of our national security through a safe and reliable food, fiber and mineral supply. Since 1974, AAW members have worked together to educate consumers; advocate for agriculture; and offer networking and professional development opportunities. For more information, or to join, visit AmericanAgriWomen.org. Find AAW on social media at: facebook.com/AgriWomen and twitter.com/Women4Ag.