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Women in Ag Conferences


There are many organizations throughout the United States focused on aspects of the agriculture industry. They can range from localized groups to regional or national in the scope of their networking opportunities, educational value and conference offerings. Some are very specialized about a specific aspect the industry; while others speak to the broader challenges of the ag industry as a whole.


While these conferences service their purpose, there is value in attending a female-focused program in what's widely perceived as male a dominated industry.


It does not matter whether it's hosted by a stand along organization, or a subset of a larger organization, agriculture conferences for women offer the chance to hear from others, learn from their experiences and be surrounded by people who understand the unique challenges being a woman in ag.


Since its inception, the Pink Tractor brand has been looking for ways to elevate, encourage and educate women in the agriculture industry. And while doing so, we've witnessed an influx of female-focused agriculture conferences cropping up. Some are held by your nearby agriculture college or university and others by nonprofit organizations


Whether you were born and raised in a farming family or are just now getting your start in an ag career - there's a conference to help you every step of the way. Through conferences like these you'll learn how to break down barriers you may encounter along the way and find encouragement and support from others who have gone before you. No matter which category you fall into - you have knowledge and experience to share with others.


Take a look at this sampling of conferences, seminars, tours, webinars and other resources we've curated for you.


Be inspired. Keep learning. Get involved. Help the next generation of ladies in ag.


Conferences for Women in Agriculture:




American National CattleWomen
2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show
Jan 30- Feb 2, 2019
New Orleans, LA


Women in Denim Conference
Storm Lake, Iowa


National Farmers Union Women's Conference





Women Managing the Farm Conference
Manhattan, Kansas


MidAtlantic Women In Agriculture
University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources


Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference
Purdue Women in Agriculture Team


Louisiana Women in Agriculture Conference
Alexandria, Louisiana


Women in Ag Network (WAGN)  
University of Minnesota Extension with USDA Farm Service Agency in Minnesota


Nebraska Women in Agriculture
Women in Agriculture Conference
Kearney, Nebraska




Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference East
Calgary, Alberta Canada


Mississippi Women for Ag State Conference
Starkville, MS


Women in Agriculture Conference
Rock Island, Illinois


The Women Changing the Face of Agriculture
Illinois Agri-Women
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Women in Agriculture & Ag Landowners Regional Conference
Marshall, Missouri


Growing Women in Agriculture, an Empowerment Celebration

Shelby County OSU Extension

Fort Loramie, Ohio



East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference
Massillon, Ohio


Women in Agriculture Conference
Washington County Extension Office
Washington, Iowa


Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference 

Arkansas Women in Agriculture, Inc. 

Little Rock, Arkansas





Women's Agricultural Leadership Conference
Chaska, Minnesota


Women Connected Conference 

The American Angus Auxiliary


Annual Breakfast on the Farm
Association of Women in Agriculture





Empowering Women Veterans: Business, Agriculture, Well-Being Conference
Santa Rosa, California





Agricultural Women's Day Conference
USDA Farm Service Agency
Faulkton, South Dakota


Ag Women's Day
Brookings County Farm Service Agency
Brookings, South Dakota



Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture
High Country Farm Tour



Planning for the Future
Coles County Women in Agriculture


Women’s Communication Boot Camp
American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership (AFBWL)
Washington, DC

Annual Women in Agriculture Conference
Arizona Farm Bureau
Scottsdale, AZ




Iowa Women in Agriculture
Annual Conference
Ankeny, Iowa


American National CattleWomen, Inc.
August 1, 2018
Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting
Denver, Colorado


Ladies Homestead Gathering
2018 Mother Earth News Fair
August 4-5, 2018
Albany, Oregon


National Women in Agriculture Association
Grand Day
August 9, 2018
Oklahoma City, OK


Oklahoma Statewide Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference 
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry with the Oklahoma State
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma




Women in Agribusiness Summit
Minneapolis, Minnesota


California Women for Agriculture Statewide Meeting

Ladies Homestead Gathering
2018 Mother Earth News Fair
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania
September 14-16, 2018


DeKalb County Women in Agriculture

DeKalb County, MO





Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference East
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada


Ladies Homestead Gathering
2018 Mother Earth News Fair
Topeka, Kanas
October 13-14,2018


South Dakota Women in Ag Conference
Deadwood, South Dakota




November 2-3, 2018

Holiday Inn Downtown

Des Moines, Iowa

2018 WFAN Annual Conference

Women Food & Ag Network


November 2-3, 2018

2018 Women in Agriculture Conference

Wheeling, West Virginia

Wheeling, West Virginia


November 15-18, 2018
American Agri-Women National Convention
Wyndam City Centre

Springfield, IL

Hosted by Illinois Agri-Women



November 15-16, 2018

25th Annual WY Women's Ag Symposium

Parkway Plaza Hotel

Casper, WY



November 16, 2018

Ah-ceptional Women’s Conference

Northeast Community College

Lifelong Learning Center

Norfolk, Nebraska









January 2019



Executive Women in Agriculture Conference

January 15-17, 2019
Top Producer
Chicago, Illinois


National Farmers Union Women's Conference

January 13-17, 2019

San Diego, California



Women in Denim conference

January 25-26, 2019

Buena Vista University Campus 

Storm Lake, Iowa



American National CattleWomen

2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show

Jan 30- Feb 1, 2019

New Orleans Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, LA



Other Resources

Louisiana Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee


Women's Farm and Forestry Alliance
A Program through the Center for Farm Financial Management
University of Minnesota


Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


South Dakota Ag Woman of the Year


We'd like this list to be a comprehensive one and we know we've likely missed some. Help us build this resource - send us a link to women focused agriculture conferences/events in your area and we'll add 'em to the list!

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