Meet Our Women in Ag Panel

By Rebecca Lam

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

Women must be given the same access as men in the ag world, and to achieve this – they must be given the opportunity to connect and support each other. These seven inspiring women in agriculture will be participating on the panel Women in Ag, at our Ag 4.0 workshop in San Francisco next month. The panel will focus on the empowerment of women in ag, and the social factors faced by women in agriculture that create a problem or barrier when trying to obtain success in the industry. It will discuss how public policy can make a difference in the gender gap in agriculture and how women in agriculture will be able to strengthen the industry as a whole.

 

Gabriela Burian 

Gabriela Burian is the Global Director for Sustainable Agriculture at Bayer US – Crop Science. She represents Bayer as the Liaison Delegate with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). She serves as strategic advisor for the WBCSD food and agriculture initiative in the Americas and is co-founder and co-chair of Climate Smart Agriculture program. Gabriela is also responsible for overseeing Bayer’s global sustainable agriculture strategies with key environmental non-profit organizations such as The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Conservation International (CI).

 

Anastasia Volkova

 

Anastasia is an aeronautical engineer completing her PhD in autonomous drone navigation. She has experience ranging from projects with the NASA robots onboard International Space Station to managing 370 person team for UEFA. Anastasia is a 2017 Amelia Earhart Fellow recognised for her commitment to advancing the application of aerospace engineering. Most recently Anastasia has been named 2018 Women Creating Change by NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards.

 

Kasey Bamberger

 

Kasey is a third generation partner at Bryant Agricultural Enterprise. Her main responsibilities are to develop and review all financials for the operation, manage insurance coverage, input purchasing, and all land partner, dealer, and lender relations. She also oversees all information technology, research plots, and data management across the farm. Bryant Ag is a third generation farm located in South West Ohio. Their annual commodities include corn, soybeans, and soft red winter wheat. Kasey is the co-lead Ohio farmer for the Farmers Feeding the World organization. In addition to the farm, Kasey is a partner in Optimal Outdoor Solutions, LLC.

 

Amy Wu

 

Amy Wu is Founder & Chief Content Director of From Farm to Incubators. She is also a veteran journalist with significant international reporting and teaching experience, having worked at Time magazine, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, for the USA Today Network; and has written for The New York Times, HuffPost and Wall Street Journal. She spent six years working in Hong Kong, widely reporting within the Asia-Pacific region including Shanghai and Singapore. She earned her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.

 

Carley Corrado

Carley is a green business strategist and consultant. She specializes in a holistic approach to leadership that maximizes her clients’ creativity, cognitive function, and enhanced team dynamics thereby achieving their planet-positive impact and success. Her background includes a PhD in Chemistry from UC Santa Cruz, and postdoctoral studies in Physics which led to the development of the plant-optimized greenhouse solar power company Soliculture. In her role as Director of Business Development, she met with hundreds of farmers, coordinated commercial greenhouse plant trials, and discovered her passion for regenerative agriculture.

 

Sarah Baskins

 

Sarah was born and raised in the Central Valley of California. She is a graduate of California State University, Stanislaus where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture – Agricultural Economics. She takes part in multiple leadership rolls including the California Women for Agriculture (CWA). Today CWA’s membership is as diverse as the industry they represent; bankers, lawyers, accountants, marketing professionals, consumers, AND farmers and ranchers. CWA is the most active, all volunteer agricultural organization in the state, and members are actively engaged in public relations, education, and legislative advocacy on behalf of agriculture.

 

Sarah E. Light

 

Sarah Light is an Agronomy Advisor with University of California Cooperative Extension. Based in Yuba City, CA, her research and education program focuses on meeting the on-farm needs of field crop growers while protecting our valuable natural resources. Sarah has a dual M.S. in Soil Science and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University and is fluent in Spanish.

 

Ag 4.0 Workshop 

Join these incredible women at Ag 4.0, a workshop aimed at improving the understanding of modern agriculture practices and creating interoperable solutions. Be part of a panel in which we empower women together. 

Ag 4.0 will give farmers the opportunity to tell AgTech companies what they need, rather than the other way around. If you are a farmer or grower – secure your FREE ticket here.


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Rebecca Lam

rlam@challenge.org

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