Noreen Whitehead

Food Innovation Fellow 2016-2017

georgia women in agriculture

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Mission

Georgia Women in Agriculture’s mission is to empower socially disadvantaged women in rural and urban agriculture to gain available local and federal resources.

Summary

Georgia Women in Agriculture is the state chapter of the National Women in Agriculture Association. Under Noreen’s leadership, the chapter seeks to address the problem of there not being enough workers to meet local farmers’ growing needs by empowering the next generation of youth to join the local food movement. In particular, Georgia Women in Agriculture strives to empower women in both rural and urban agriculture to access the resources they need. The organization educates, develops, and provides networking opportunities for these women.

Experience

Noreen is a community outreach pioneer and is currently the Community Relations Coordinator with Atlanta Food and Farm PBC Inc. as well as Black Eyed Peas Inc. She is continuously engaged in Community Development and Youth Leadership through Service, while also serving on the Fertile Crescent Steering Committee of the Food Commons Atlanta local food economy development initiative. Noreen earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration from Oakwood University.

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