NWIAA Chapters

We have a Mission!
NWIAA has a National mission to have all 50 states chartered and have a NWIAA Chairwoman in the early months of 2021. Therefore, we are providing the opportunity to sign up today to start or join a chapter in your area! Please follow the steps below if interested in chartering a chapter in your state or just to find out the benefits of joining the National Women in Agriculture Association. The links below are steps to access for establishing a chapter with NWIAA and to gain funds to assist for NWIAA membership or chapter establishment.

NWIAA was founded in February 2008, by Dr. Tammy Gray-Steele who is the founder and Director. The organization is headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK. NWIAA is an agriculture outreach organization fueled by sisterhood and diversity.  


Our vision is to provide vital opportunities for rural and urban communities to sustain themselves through agriculture. We have made it our mission to increase the number of minority participation in the agriculture sector. We believe if we equip our youth for tomorrow while engaging them today, we can increase the number of minority youth going into agricultural careers. NWIAA’s Grass Root innovative and sustainable at-risk-youth programs will build capacity within and at 1890 Land Grant Universities’ Motivate Education Achieve Program (“MEA”).


We are able to expand our initiatives through our chapters listed below:

  1.  Alabama – Montgomery & Tuskegee

  2.  Arizona

  3.  Arkansas

  4.  California

  5.  Colorado

  6.  Delaware

  7.  Florida - Tallahassee, FAMU, & Orlando

  8.  Georgia - ATL, North Georgia, Hiram High School, & Spelman College

  9.  Indiana

  10.  Kansas                                                                                        

  11.  Kentucky

  12.  Louisiana

  13.  Maryland

  14.  Michigan

  15.  Mississippi - Delta Chapter, Jackson, & Alcorn University

  16.  Montana

  17.  Nebraska

  18.  New Jersey

  19.  New York

  20.  North Carolina

  21.  Ohio

  22.  Oklahoma - National Headquarters; Sustainable Science Academy – Childcare Center; J.A.D.E. Program; Hip Hop       Producers    Program; and Circle R Disability Ranch; (5) and Native American Chapters pending

  23.  Oregon

  24.  Pennsylvania

  25.  South Carolina

  26.  South Dakota

  27.  Tennessee - Knoxville, TSU, & Memphis

  28.  Texas - Waco, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, & Houston

  29.  Utah

  30.  Richmond, Virginia

  31.  Washington

  32.  Latino Chapter

  33.  MANRRS National


Also, we have partnerships with The USDA Programs and 1890 Land Grant Universities.There are 45 NWIAA Current & Pending Chapters.  This number includes sub Chapters within various states

NWIAA Africa Connection


The women of NWIAA had the pleasure of hosting two women from Africa Ms. Faith Nene from south Africa and Dr. Christine Mburugu-Mosoti from Kenya. They came to America through an Oklahoma State University exchange program.



While visiting, we partnered up on a project called the Empowering Aspiring Entrepreneurs for Economic Success program; a program that has a  broad aim to create professional collaborations and learning experiences between mid-level, emerging entrepreneurs from Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and the United States. The two entrepreneurs developed this program as part of a two-way exchange program.  For more information about our project, please feel free to visit our website at www.dos.okstate.edu.


We plan to do some international outreach projects with these woman in the future.