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Women in Ag Conferences Set for February

This is a popular time of year for conferences for women in agriculture. These events offer educational sessions, entertainment, and a chance for women to network with other farm women. Here are a few scheduled for this month.

February 12-13, Delaware

The MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture are holding a Women in Agriculture Conference February 12 and 13 in Dover, Delaware. Sessions will cover communicating with the public, social media regulations, cover crops, farm taxes, urban gardens, and agritourism. Registration is $55 for the main conference, plus $30 for breakout sessions on estate planning and agricultural communications. Click here to learn more and register.

February 13, Minnesota

The fourth annual Women in Ag Network Conference will be held February 13 in Willmar, Minnesota. The event is a collaboration between University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota’s Farm Service Agency. The theme is “Weathering the Storm,” and breakout sessions will focus on stress management, organizational leadership, and business and finance. Registration is $65 until February 6, and $80 after that date if space allows. Register and learn more here.

February 13, California

The first of a series of Grow by FarmHer events will be held in conjunction with the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, on February 13. These events, hosted by Marji Guyler-Alaniz, founder of FarmHer, aim to inspire, encourage, and educate young women ages 16 to 23 to pursue their passion for agriculture through their future careers. The event is free. Learn more about this and future Grow by FarmHer events around the country.

February 20-21, Indiana

The Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference, a project of Purdue University Extension, will be held February 20-21 in Plymouth, Indiana. Keynote speakers are Kim Bremmer and Michelle Miller, "the Farm Babe." Pre-conference programs on February 19 include an eight-hour mental health first aid training session and Produce Safety Rule training. A Young Ladies of Agriculture event will also be held on February 20. Registration for the conference is $175 for adults or $125 for students. Additional fees apply for pre-conference programs. Learn more and register online.

February 21-22, Nebraska

The 2019 Women in Agriculture Conference, organized by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and hosted by Nebraska Extension and Agricultural Economics at Nebraska, will be held February 21-22 in Kearney, Nebraska. More than 30 workshops will be offered on a range of topics, and speakers include Marji Guyler-Alaniz of FarmHer and Joan Ruskamp, chair of the National Cattleman’s Beef Board. Registration is $125, but 20 scholarships covering registration and hotel costs will be awarded. Learn more here.

Do you have a Women in Ag Conference coming up? Email lisa.foustprater@meredith.com with details.

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