SUDERVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- When the National Research Council was looking for a farmer to give some perspective on biotech crops, weed management and farming practices, Jennie Schmidt got the call last March to come in and talk to the group of largely academic people.
Schmidt acknowledged at the time that speaking to the research council was somewhat intimidating, because that's not her normal audience.
"I feel like I'm bypassing the grass ceiling for women in agriculture," joked Schmidt, who serves as first vice president of Maryland Grain Producers.
Still, one of Schmidt's strengths is being able to talk about ...