Farmers/Agriculture Professionals Organizations

Goals

To gather information on the type of industry organizations/associations that farmers and agriculture professionals are a part of. The information will be used to target the audience of a digital marketing campaign.

Early Findings

  • There are several types of organizations to which farmers or agriculture professionals can belong, including intergovernmental organizations, or IGOs, scholarly or professional organizations, and advocacy organizations.
  • Scholarly organizations include the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.
  • Some advocacy organizations are the American Farm Bureau and the Illinois Farm Bureau.
  • Intergovernmental organizations include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Trade Organization.
  • Other types of organizations are the ones that help "underserved" farmers (farmers of color, disabled farmers, migrant farmers, and LGBTQ farmers). Some of these organizations include AgrAbility, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Farms to Grow, and Food Chain Workers Alliance.
  • Some organizations/associations serve the interests of professionals "within a particular specialization or niche." Some examples are the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, the American Society for Enology & Viticulture, the Cereals & Grains Association, and the National Aquaculture Association.
  • In addition, there are organizations that serve women in agriculture, which include American Agri-Women, Annie's Project, American National CattleWomen, and Country Women’s Council USA.

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