Associated Country Women of the World

Mrs. Lavern Kramer (Dorthy) Chair of District 2 Women, assists Mrs. Maurine Scamlin, Women’s State Chair in answering questions about Associated Country Women of the World. (ACWW)

ACWW is the largest international program for both rural and urban women. In 1968 ACWW held their twelfth conference at Michigan State University. The conference was hosted and partially sponsored by Michigan Farm Bureau Women. Delegates from 31 nations, including hundreds of Michigan farm women attended with the objectives: to improve the conditions of women around the world, to study ways to feed the world’s hungry and to learn to live together in peace in a world of tensions and stresses. 


  1. My grandmother always talked about her time as chair with pride and happiness. She exemplified all that is great about Farm Bureau. This memory is another example of how Farm Bureau touches not only individuals lives, but lives across the world.

  2. Dorothy and husband, LaVern Kramer were great members. LaVern was proud of his wife’s work and outreach to women of all ages. Dorothy ran an organized district meeting and made sure all felt at home, including a brand new regional representative named Kim Kerr.
    Dorothy had a great laugh!

  3. My mom, Mildred E. Corey, was a member of ACWW and represented Michigan to a world event in Norway in 1971. Our family was very very proud of her. She remained proud of her unflagging service to Michigan, its women, and Michigan Farm Bureau Women throughout her life. At the age of 90 she received the Governor Romney Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to her by then Governor Granholm. She would love to see these posts being shared now. She passed away in 2009.

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