1. NWIAA has established seven individual gardens for community health and a sustainable food system. One of which is on site at National Women In Ag.’s Farmers Market.
2. Community Farmers Market opened June 1, 2009, with an on-site organic garden.
3. Three (3) urban gardens currently being established.
4. Carrie Spurlock's Egg Ranch. NWIAA has an eggspert when it comes to eggs! Carrie started her egg ranch production with peeps in spring of 2008. She has successfully raised her peeps to egg laying hens. Be assured that there are none better this side of the Mississippi! Carrie meets challenges head on. She is a city girl turned country and she does it beautifully!
5. Cathy Johnson's Wild Goose Blueberry Patch. Cathy Johnson was awarded a Diversification Grant in July 2008. Her project includes planting 2,000 healthy blueberries utilizing an agri-tourism “U Pick” approach. Planting was done in November 2008. Her project also includes educating the community on the healthful benefits of blueberries in the diet. Visit us at WildGooseBlueberry.com
6. Carrie’s Berries Farm Diversification Grant for tissue culture thornless blackberries.
7. The Peach Tree Ponderosa Diversification Grant.
8. Georgetta Guess’s Blackberry Ranch Diversification Grant.
9. Selected as the Agriculture Representative for the state of Oklahoma at National Poster Show in Reno, 2009.
10. Windmill, switchgrass and solar projects are currently being implemented for individual farm properties. NWIAA’s partnership with OSU: http://countyext2.okstate.edu/
11. Assisting farmers to become technically connected to 21st century. NWIAA obtained computers for members that do not have computers.
12. Feeding over 3500 without external funding.
13. Providing and enhancing incomes for farmers.
14. Create, maintain and update database of minority farmers’ for business operational purposes and census bureau (NASS)
15. Tammy Steele, appointed to main SARE Council Board and Advisory Council for USDA.
16. Cathy Johnson awarded Oklahoma Diversification Grant for Mason Bee Project, October 2010
17. Carrie Spurlock awarded Oklahoma Diversification Grant for Peach Orchard, October 2010
See, hard work, sharing and being on one accord does pay off and the best is yet to come!