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Uniting Women in Ag Across the Country

In this week's North American Ag Spotlight Chrissy Wozniak sits down with American Agri-Women President Rose Tryon to talk about goals for her presidential term and about exciting news regarding the 2024 AAW Fly-In to Washington DC! She shares news of the American Agri-Women Road to Influence Leadership Program who has been busy coordinating an expanded version of the traditional annual Fly-In. For the first time ever it is being opened up to all women involved in ag and natural resources, in a massive effort to unite as one voice in the nation's capital. For more information about the 2024 Fly-In visit HERE.

Rose Tryon grew up on a beef, dairy & potato ranch. She is a fifth-generation farmer on her father's side of the family and a third-generation Portuguese immigrant and farmer on her mother's side. Rose and her husband, Michael VanCott, are actively involved in operating her family farm in Del Norte County, California.

Rose is a retired District Attorney investigator who specialized in child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence investigations. She is also a full-charge bookkeeper specializing in agricultural accounting.

Rose served as the 25th State President of California Women for Agriculture (CWA). In addition, she served in multiple capacities at the affiliate's state and local levels. Rose has been active in American Agri-Women (AAW) since 2011. She served six years on the American-Agri Women Foundation Board of Directors. In addition, she served several years as the AAW Natural Resources Co-Director. Rose is a 2022 recipient of the AAW LEAVEN award.

In 2018, Rose and her husband, Michael, lost their home in the devastating forest fire that destroyed the town of Paradise, California. They have rebuilt their home in Paradise. In November 2020, Rose was elected to the Paradise Town Council. She currently represents the town of Paradise on the Butte County Air Quality Management District Governing Board and the Butte County Association of Governments. Rose also serves on the Butte County Farm Board of Directors and is a Farm Journal Foundation Farmer Ambassador for Northern California.

Rose has a unique background and work experience in farming and law enforcement. She enjoys collaborating with people from diverse social and economic backgrounds and has been a longtime advocate for the health of rural communities.

American Agri-Women is the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch, and agribusiness women with more than 20 affiliates and members in 42 states, united to communicate with one another and with other consumers to promote agriculture. AAW members... advocating for agriculture since 1974.

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