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Tammy Gray-Steele, Executive Director for the National Women In Ag. Association. Ms. Steele’s primary goal is developing good character in children and in women. Ms. Steele feels and sees the urgency of rural socially disadvantaged women, in particular women of color. She feels that a child cannot be developed if the parent(s) is not developed. Land retention and keeping youth active in agricultural sciences and sustainable rural development issues is one the primary focuses for National Women in Ag. Association, assisting more college graduates to come to the forefront to help save minority farmers will also be a primary focus. She lives by her adored late grandfather, George Roberts Sr.’s favorite statement that he would often preach to his family members in order to mentor and groom them for the world, “Someone has to Care”. Ms. Steele is giving back to rural communities through her extensive business/legal experience, educational background, farm heritage and charming personality. She tells people that she takes everything she learned in Corporate America and brings it back to rural organizations. In addition to her busy corporate life and rural development activities, Ms. Steele is a Youth Sunday School teacher; and gives her all, by mentoring and grooming teenagers for Corporate America. Ms. Steele is an active SARE Advisory Main Council Member; Obama Administration appointed USDA-NASS Advisory Councilwoman; and was an appointed USDA Strategic Action Team Leader; she serves on scholarship committees, received National award at 69th Annual Professional Agriculture Workers Conference L.A. Potts Success Stories for Service to Socially Disadvantaged and the New Generation of Farmers and Ranchers. For more info on NWIAA go to: www.nationalwomeninag.com.