Women’s Leadership Committee

2024 Woman of the Year Applications now being accepted.

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2022-2023 Executive Committee

Pictured from left: Past Chair Caroline Etsch; 1st Vice Chair Darcy Perehinys; Chair Danielle Wainwright; 2nd Vice Chair Rachel Sickler; and Secretary Sissy Mathew

2024 Beth Pool Memorial Scholarship Application now available

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Carolyn Midge Hauser – 2023 Woman of the Year


2023 Beth Pool Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Megan Brooks is graduating from Salem County Vocational/Technical School and attending Delaware Valley College with a proposed major in Dairy Science to pursue a career as a Veterinarian.  Megan has been employed with GlenElla Dairy for the past two years.  She has grown through this job, and has developed a passion for the dairy industry.  

Megan’s quote “I hope to be able to make a difference in the agricultural community throughout my lifetime.”






November 2022 meeting at Terhune Orchards









Group photo of NJFBWLC members at our December meeting





2022 NJFB Women’s Leadership Committee Woman of the Year  – The “Woman of the Year” award is presented by our Women’s Leadership Committee annually. This year we honored Mary Lynn Shiles. Mary Lynn is a strong advocate for NJ agriculture. Mary Lynn is a long-time director of NJFB and represents the Gloucester County Board of Agriculture. She and her family own and operate a fruit and vegetable farm in Mullica Hill and West Deptford, NJ. Mary Lynn and her daughter, Erica run their 2 farm markets under the name “Grasso Girls”. Her advocacy has been through her participation as a county board president, many committees of that board, and as director on the NJFB board. She also participates with the NJ Department of Agriculture and NJ Agricultural Society on their programs and promotions. Mary Lynn has achieved all of this while battling health issues this past year. Her strength, passion for her industry, and persistence will help her to be a successful farmer and continued advocate in the future.

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Click here to see a gallery of older NJFBWLC photos.

Click here for information about and an application for the Gladys “Beth” Pool Memorial Scholarship.

Farm Bureau Communication BootcampPast attendees of the Farm Bureau Communication Bootcamp  discuss what they learned by participating in the program.

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Danielle WainwrightListen to Southampton farmer Danielle Wainwright as she talks about farming in New Jersey, and her family’s farm operation with Rob Sharkey, known as the SharkFarmer, on his daily radio show on SIRIUS XM RuralRadio channel 147.

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Board Members


Olyvia Evanko
Barbara Shinn


Janet Mayhew


Tracy Duffield
Machaela Pool


Shirley Bond
Darcy Perehinys


Joyce Chagnon


Anna Trapani


Melanie Richman
Talia Priore


Marlene DuBois


Jo-an’ Van Doren Beck
Jane Brodhecker
Gladys Earnest
Virginia Gantz
Vilma Hockenbury
Diane Rea
Joy Ricker
Marilyn Russo
Vicky Zeng

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