Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference Registration Now Open

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Discounted registration fees are available until Wednesday, Feb. 8 for the 2023 Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference, located in Kearney. (Photo courtesy Center for Agricultural Profitability)

Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference Registration Now Open

The 38th Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will be held Thursday, Feb. 23 and and Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, in Kearney at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 Second Ave.

New this year, a pre-conference workshop on the popular financial software, QuickBooks Online, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22. This training will be provided by Mary Faber, a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor.

During the conference, attendees can look forward to hearing from keynote speakers Kiah Twisselman Burchett, Paul Stoddard and Anne Meis. There will also be a special live performance of the one-act play, “Map of My Kingdom,” which tackles the critical issue of land transition. The work was commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa and written by Mary Swander, a recent poet laureate of Iowa.

In addition to the keynote speakers and play, participants will select from over 20 workshop options that cover the five areas of agricultural risk management: production, market, financial, human and legal. The conference will also offer continuing education credits for veterinary medicine professionals and certified crop advisors.

“Every year, we look forward to our flagship event,” said Jessica Groskopf, director of the Nebraska Women in Agriculture program. “We are excited to bring industry-renowned workshop and keynote speakers to this year's conference. While this may only be a two-day event, the information and connections gained will be sure to last a lifetime.”

About the Speakers

  • Kiah Twisselman Burchett is a rancher from California who is striving to inspire women to love themselves physically, mentally and emotionally — something she struggled with for years.
  • Paul Stoddard works in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also operates an ag real estate business and will provide the latest updates on regional, national and international events and their impact on farm operations now and in the future. 
  • Anne Meis is a farmer from Elgin, Nebraska. She previously served as the chair of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and was involved in constructing the Decade of Ag vision statement. Meis is also currently treasurer for the Nebraska Soybean Board.  

The cost for a two-day registration is $150 for participants who register on or before Wednesday, Feb. 8. The two-day registration fee increases to $175 on Thursday, Feb. 9. The pre-conference workshop has an additional registration fee and is separate from the two-day conference registration.   

To see all the available registration options, visit the Nebraska Women in Agriculture website.

This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2020-70028-32728.

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