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Scottsbluff native becomes the new Extension Assistant for Nebraska Women in Agriculture

Brittany Fulton will help lead and educate women in the farming industry
Published: Nov. 24, 2020 at 7:48 PM CST
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) -The Pandlehandle Research and Extension Center hires Brittany Fulton to fill the role of Extension Assistant for Nebraska Women in Agriculture.

Fulton says, “I get the chance to come home and be in my hometown be close to family. But this is a whole new challenge for me I come from a communications background and this going to be different and a little bit of a challenge and I’m excited to take that challenge on teaching and training women on across the state about agriculture as a passion for me and I’m really excited to dive in.”

Prior to this position Fulton served as the Director of Stakeholder Communications at the National Cattlemen’s Beef association in Denver.She will teach educational programming, train Extension professionals and supervise educational activities and the program is designed to assist women in the farming industry.

“Right now we’re teetering on that twenty five thousand women farmers and ranchers and that number continues to grow,” she says. “So right now there’s no better time to get these women involved and educated because they’re making business and financial management decisions for their operations.”

Pandlehandle Research and Extension center says 72 percent of women in Nebraska are involved in the daily decision making of farms and ranches in the state.

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