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NWIAA Mission & History


Our Mission


To save lives and eliminate poverty by increasing the availability of fresh, locally grown foods, while expanding economic opportunities.

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Our Vision


To provide vital opportunities for rural and urban communities so as to equip them for tomorrow while engaging them in today, and to make investments within society which will help move the United States toward an authentic and sustainable future.


The National Women In Agriculture Association (NWIAA) was founded and established in February 2008 by Dr. Tammy Gray-Steele, our Executive Director.  The organization is headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK.  NWIAA is an agriculture outreach, fueled by sisterhood, need, and diversity. NWIAA believes rural women, especially minority women, have been neglected; the lack of resources has stagnated rural development nationwide.  NWIAA is the first minority woman-owned and operated organization that provides innovative outreach education that attracts and sustains current and future generations with its innovative, spiritual, and USDA certified education techniques.  The NWIAA Mississippi Chapter was established in July 2011.  The NWIAA Alabama Chapter was established in August 2011.​ Soon, other chapters began springing up all over our great nation! 

Dr. Tammy Gray-Steele

The National Women In Agriculture Association (NWIAA) was founded and established in February 2008 by Dr. Tammy Gray-Steele, our Executive Director.  

Great things are achieved when adequate resources are coupled with energy, initiative, and perseverance of women in rural and urban communities.

Dr. Steele’s passion is to provide the next generation in rural and urban underserved communities throughout the United States and eventually abroad. NWIAA has attracted much local and national attention. Other chapter states include:  Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Oklahoma, (Men In Agriculture, Youth, Native American, and Veteran chapters). Other proposed chapters are currently being established in are Montana, North Carolina, Kansas, California, and many other states.

It is our hope that you will join us in our mission to provide women with the opportunity to not only put healthy, homegrown food on the table but to succeed in agriculture even to the point of  becoming an "agri-diva" herself! If you are interested in becoming more self-sufficient, food secure, or beginning a business in agriculture, please contact us today, and we will empower you to make your goals a reality!

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