“Taking Charge Of Change” Focus of Women in Ag Conference

The annual Women in Agriculture Conference offers business management training as well as opportunities to network with other producers and educators.
The annual Women in Agriculture Conference offers business management training as well as opportunities to network with other producers.

“Taking Charge Of Change” Focus of Women in Ag Conference January 24, 2019

Women producers looking to increase their business management skills are encouraged to attend the 2019 Women in Agriculture Conference Feb. 21-22 in Kearney.

Scholarships

Twenty scholarships will be awarded to producers to cover registration and hotel costs. Scholarship applications are available online at wia.unl.edu/scholarships and due by February 1.

Organized by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the conference will be at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 S. 2nd Ave.

The Women in Agriculture Conference allows women to build relationships with each other, attend workshops, and gain valuable knowledge that will help them support their own farms and ranches. The theme for this year’s conference is “Take Charge of Change.”

The conference features more than 30 concurrent workshops on production risk, market risk, financial risk, human risk, and legal risk.  In addition to workshops, participants will have the opportunity to hear from Marji Guyler-Alaniz, founder of FarmHer. Guyler-Alaniz will discuss the inspiration for and evolution of FarmHer and the image of women in agriculture. Other general session speakers include Tim Hammerich of Ag Grad; Joan Ruskamp, chair of the National Cattleman’s Beef Board; Jim Robb of the Livestock Marketing Information Center; and Gianella Alvarez of Beanitos.

Registration is available online at wia.unl.edu. Registration before February 12 is $125. Registration on or after Feb. 12 is $150. Fees include all workshop materials, registration, meals, and breaks.

The conference is hosted by Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Producer scholarships are made possible by Beanitos and the Kelley Bean Company.