OXFORD – Morrisville State College professor Sheila Marshman of Oxford has been invited to speak at the United Nations about the increasing presence of women in agriculture and their role in a global food market.
Marshman will speak during the Women’s Role in Food Security and Sustainable Development: Partnership Between Rural and Urban Women session during the fifty-sixth meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place at the UN on March 1. Marshman was nominated to speak on behalf of New York Agri-Women, a statewide organization which she serves as secretary in addition to her tenure at the college.
“There is no higher calling than agriculture,” Marshman said in a phone interview last week. “There is nothing more important than getting up every morning and feeding the world.”