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Mitzi Perdue

January 1, 2019

Entrepreneur – Salisbury, Maryland

Mitzi Perdue is the immediate past president of the 50,000 member American Agri-Women and is the founder of The Community Environmental Organization (CEO) in Salisbury. Currently she writes a syndicated column for the 385 Scripps Howard newspapers. For eight years prior to her marriage to agri-industrialist Frank Perdue she wrote a syndicated weekly food and agriculture column entitled “From the Farmer to You” for more than 200 newspapers serviced by Capitol News. She is in partnership with her two sons in management of CERES Farms, 1100 acres of top vineyard and rice farms in the Sacramento Valley. From 1980 to 1988 she hosted “Mitzi’s Country Magazine,” a 30 minute program broadcast weekly on KXTV, Sacramento’s CBS affiliate. Ms. Perdue is affiliated with the American Institute of Wine and Food, International Association of Culinary Professionals, National Federation of Business and Professional Women and the National Speakers’ Association. “To quote Henry Ford … if you think you can or if you think you can’t, you’re absolutely right. Take your pick.”