Sigma Alpha is thankful for the dedicated sponsors and affiliates that help the organization succeed. Below, please find more information about these outstanding companies and organizations that are dedicated to helping women pursue careers in agriculture.
Monsanto is about farmers. Billions of people depend on what farmers do. And so will billions more. In the next few decades, farmers will have to grow as much food as they have in the past 10,000 years- combined. It is Monsanto's purpose to work alongside farmers to do exactly that. To produce more food with less, conserving resources like soil and water. Also to improve lives. They do this by selling seeds, traits developed through biotechnology, and crop protection chemicals.
At Pioneer Hi-Bred, the commitment is for good. Pioneer aims to be good business partners as well as good environmental stewards by producing the best products on the market. It's a commitment that helps them ensure current and future food, feed, fuel and materials in a safe and sustainable way. Beyond their commitment to the environment is a broader definition of sustainability. Pioneer's core values—safety and health, highest ethical standards, environmental stewardship and respect for people—are the foundation for everything they do, helping Pioneer take a thoughtful approach to our sustainability efforts.
4-H is a community of 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. The 4-H community also includes 3,500 staff, 518,000 volunteers and 60 million alumni. 4-H'ers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities, supported by the latest research of land-grant universities, that are focused on three areas: Science, Engineering and Technology; Healthy Living; and Citizenship. The foundation of our community lies within the 106 land-grant universities across the country that deliver research driven programs through Extension agents in each of the more than 3,000 counties. The 4-H leadership builds on the strength of our state and local professionals in partnership with the National 4-H Headquarters.
Agriculture in the Classroom is a grassroots program coordinated by the United States Department of Agriculture. Its goal is to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society, so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies. Ag in the Classroom is Sigma Alpha’s National Philanthropy project so it is required to complete an activity yearly.
AFA seeks to create partnerships that identify, encourage and support outstanding college men and women preparing for careers in the agriculture and food industry.
American Agri-Women is the national coalition of farm, ranch, and agribusiness women's organizations. It is an organization serving as a communications link for those who join the coalition. Members work on national issues of mutual interest and concern. A national convention is held annually to discuss and take action on those concerns. By working together effectively, American Agri-Women can magnify its political influence and members can educate consumers and school children as to the needs of agriculture. American Agri-Women works in areas of legislation, regulations, consumer relations, promotion, and education. Many are consumers as well as producers and have a unique point of view to offer.
The Consortium is the place future leaders of the agriculture industry go for career opportunities, cutting-edge leadership development, and new ideas to make their organizations more effective. They focus on the future of the agriculture industry by promoting excellence in future careers. Their mission is to maximize collaboration of collegiate agricultural organizations and industry partners to enhance the personal, organizational, career and community education of future leaders. Not only is this a great resource for jobs but members are able to access Collegiate Life Knowledge on-line to benefit chapter development. All Sigma Alpha collegiate and alumni are strongly encouraged to register online. Sign up TODAY to start getting the benefits of this great organization!
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For more than 60 years, Heifer International has helped more than seven million impoverished families in 128 countries lift themselves out of poverty and achieve self-reliance. Heifer International provides a "living loan" of an animal
MyEdu improves student graduation rates, reduces the time to complete a degree and saves families a significant amount of money in the process. See the "News" page for more information about becoming a MyEdu Campus Rep. This is a Free tool to all Sigma Alpha members. Sign-up today!
The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The FFA motto gives members twelve short words to live by as they experience the opportunities in the organization: Learning to Do; Doing to Learn; Earning to Live; Living to Serve.
OANO is a statewide membership association of more than 600 nonprofit organizations representing the breadth and diversity of Ohio's charitable nonprofit sector. OANO's mission is to provide leadership, education, and advocacy to enhance the ability of Ohio's nonprofit organizations to serve their communities.
The Professional Fraternity Association, Inc. supports professional fraternities and sororities, to preserve high standards on campus and in professional practice. The Professional Fraternity Association was formed in 1978.
Interested in becoming a Sigma Alpha Sponsor or Affiliate? Please contact Lisa Campion.