MARS HILL, ME
American Agri-Women (AAW) awarded Kris Zilliox of Omaha, NE, its highest member honor, the LEAVEN Award, at its 38th annual convention, held recently in Niagara Falls, NY.
AAW is a national grassroots coalition of more than 50 agriculture, natural resources and agri-business affiliates promoting the welfare of our national security through a safe and reliable food, fiber and mineral supply.
Zilliox is currently serving on the executive committee as vice president of education. She has held numerous leadership positions in AAW, including parliamentarian, leadership chair and co-chaired the 2007 national convention. She served as a state and district officer for Minnesota Agri-Women and was Minnesota Collegiate Agri-Women president and served as a state FFA officer. She is now Enterprise Learning Manager at ConAgra Foods in Omaha, Neb.
The LEAVEN award is the highest honor bestowed on an AAW member. Nominated by her peers, these women exemplify the meaning of the words that make up "LEAVEN:" loyalty, enthusiasm, anticipatory, valiant, effectiveness and nurturing.
Since 1974, AAW members have worked together to educate consumers; advocate for agriculture; and offer networking and professional development opportunities. Go to the AAW web site for more information and to join, www.americanagriwomen.org. Find AAW on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/AgriWomen and https://twitter.com/Women4Ag.