JWL 's Big Night Out raises $10,000 for Partnership for Children of Johnston County
JWL 's Big Night Out raises $10,000 for Partnership for Children of Johnston County

The Junior Women's League of Smithfield, in partnership with the Johnston County Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher program and JoCo Grows Agriculture Committee hosted Ask A Farm(HER), a local farmer Q&A panel featuring female farmers from Johnston County on Monday, February 7, 2022. 

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The Ask a FarmHER panel included Kim Kornegay LeQuire of Kornegay Family Farms and Produce, Michelle Pace Davis of Pace Family Farms, Heather Barnes of N.C. Department of Agriculture and Carolina Farm Mom, Cara Pace Dunnavant of AgCarolina Farm Credit, Marlowe Ivey of Razorback Farms and Feed The Dialogue NC and Jenny Cahoon of Stoneville Cotton. 

 

Led by our moderator, JWL Public Relations co-chair Lindsay Wilson, these incredible women answered numerous questions from our community and demonstrated not only their extensive knowledge and business acumen but also their heartfelt passion for their industry and the people in it.  These six FarmHERS are an inspiration to our community, including 12 year old future FarmHER Aubrey who submitted the first question they answered. We are grateful to each one of them for joining us at this event and enlightening so many on North Carolina agriculture. If you have not yet watched the panelists in action, we invite you to do so here:

The Junior Women's League of Smithfield would like to thank the Johnston County Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher program and the JoCo Grows Agriculture committee for partnering with our PR team and Membership Engagement and Development liaison to bring this event to its successful fruition, as well as the N.C. Cooperative Extension - Johnston County Center.

 

JWL Smithfield members were also onsite collecting non-perishable food and personal care items, to be placed in JWL’s Blessing Boxes throughout Johnston County to assist those in our community who struggle with food insecurity. We are appreciative of the Blessing Box donations attendees brought to the event.

Ask a FarmHER panel