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.
As the world's population grows, so does demand for quality foods, feed ingredients for livestock, alternative fuels, and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional chemicals. As one of the world's leading agricultural processors, ADM plays a pivotal role in meeting all of these needs.
American Farm Bureau is an independent, non-governmental, voluntary organization governed by and representing farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing their problems and formulating action to achieve educational improvement, economic opportunity and social advancement and, thereby, to promote the national well-being.
At Crop Science, a division of Bayer, the sense of responsibility and commitment to making our world a better place are key to ensuring the company's values are being upheld. They demonstrate this commitment everyday by supporting modern agriculture, food production, and the innovation needed to feed a hungry world.
DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics to farmers worldwide. We seek to increase customer productivity and profitability and to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Innovative and customer-focused, Pioneer is a leader in the agriculture industry and upholds the highest standards.
Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services to farmers, ranchers and rural businesses across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico. For 100 years, Farm Credit has been helping fund America's food, fuel and fiber and supporting rural communities by financing clean water, reliable energy and high-speed communications services.
Monsanto is an agricultural company. We apply innovation and technology to help farmers around the world produce more while conserving more. We help farmers grow yield sustainably so they can be successful by producing healthier foods and better animal feeds and more fiber while also reducing agriculture's impact on our environment.
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.