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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:

 

January

 

American National CattleWomen
2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show
Jan 30- Feb 2, 2019
New Orleans, LA
https://convention.beefusa.org/

 

Women in Denim Conference
Storm Lake, Iowa
http://womenindenim.com/

 

National Farmers Union Women's Conference

https://nfu.org/education/womensconference/

 

February

 

Women Managing the Farm Conference
Manhattan, Kansas
http://womenmanagingthefarm.blogspot.com/p/home.html

 

MidAtlantic Women In Agriculture
University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
https://extension.umd.edu/womeninag/annual-conference

 

Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference
Purdue Women in Agriculture Team
https://www.facebook.com/PurdueWIA/

 

Louisiana Women in Agriculture Conference
Alexandria, Louisiana
http://louisianawomeninag.com/

 

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
http://wia.unl.edu/

 

March

 

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference East
Calgary, Alberta Canada
http://www.advancingwomenconference.ca/

 

Mississippi Women for Ag State Conference
Starkville, MS
http://www.mswomenforag.org/

 

Women in Agriculture Conference
Rock Island, Illinois
http://www.womeninagricultureconference.com/

 

The Women Changing the Face of Agriculture
Illinois Agri-Women
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
http://womenchangingthefaceofagriculture.com/

 

Women in Agriculture & Ag Landowners Regional Conference
Marshall, Missouri
http://www.womeninag.net/home.html

 

Growing Women in Agriculture, an Empowerment Celebration

Shelby County OSU Extension

Fort Loramie, Ohio

https://ofbf.org/events/2018-women-agriculture-event-shelby-county/

 

East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference
Massillon, Ohio
https://u.osu.edu/ohwomeninag/

 

Women in Agriculture Conference
Washington County Extension Office
Washington, Iowa

 

Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference 

Arkansas Women in Agriculture, Inc. 

Little Rock, Arkansas

http://arwomeninag.org/conference-info/

 

April

 

Women's Agricultural Leadership Conference
Chaska, Minnesota
http://womensagleadership.org/index.html

 

Women Connected Conference 

The American Angus Auxiliary

 

Annual Breakfast on the Farm
Association of Women in Agriculture
http://awamadison.org/

 

 

May

 

Empowering Women Veterans: Business, Agriculture, Well-Being Conference
Santa Rosa, California
http://www.farmvetco.org/category/empowering-women-veterans-conference/

 

 

June

 

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

 

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

http://www.brookingsconservation.org/contact.htm

 

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture
High Country Farm Tour
http://farmtour.brwia.org/

July

 

Planning for the Future
Coles County Women in Agriculture
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/ccdms/over/170614.html

 

Women’s Communication Boot Camp
American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership (AFBWL)
Washington, DC
https://www.fb.org/programs/womens-leadership-program/communication-boot-camp/

Annual Women in Agriculture Conference
Arizona Farm Bureau
Scottsdale, AZ
https://www.azfb.org/Article/Women-in-Agriculture-Conference

 

August

 

Iowa Women in Agriculture
Annual Conference
Ankeny, Iowa
http://iowawomeninag.org/annual-conference/

 

American National CattleWomen, Inc.
August 1, 2018
Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting
Denver, Colorado
http://www.beefusa.org/

 

Ladies Homestead Gathering
2018 Mother Earth News Fair
August 4-5, 2018
Albany, Oregon
https://www.motherearthnews.com/store/Offer/LHOMEOR

 

National Women in Agriculture Association
Grand Day
August 9, 2018
Oklahoma City, OK
https://www.nwiaa.org/events-1/circle-r-ranch-grand-day-rural-ag-event

 

Oklahoma Statewide Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference 
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry with the Oklahoma State
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
http://okwomeninagandsmallbusiness.com/index.asp

 

September

 

Women in Agribusiness Summit
Minneapolis, Minnesota
http://www.womeninag.com/

 

California Women for Agriculture Statewide Meeting
http://cawomen4ag.com/upcoming-events/

Ladies Homestead Gathering
2018 Mother Earth News Fair
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania
September 14-16, 2018
https://www.ladieshomesteadgathering.org/event-2789263

 

DeKalb County Women in Agriculture

DeKalb County, MO

https://www.facebook.com/dekalbcountywomeninagriculture/

 

October

 

Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference East
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
http://www.advancingwomenconference.ca/

 

Ladies Homestead Gathering
2018 Mother Earth News Fair
Topeka, Kanas
October 13-14,2018
https://www.ladieshomesteadgathering.org/event-2789263

 

South Dakota Women in Ag Conference
Deadwood, South Dakota
http://www.southdakotawomeninag.com/conference

 

November

 

November 2-3, 2018

Holiday Inn Downtown

Des Moines, Iowa

2018 WFAN Annual Conference

Women Food & Ag Network
http://www.wfan.org/conferences/

 

November 2-3, 2018

2018 Women in Agriculture Conference

Wheeling, West Virginia

Wheeling, West Virginia
https://extension.wvu.edu/conferences/wia

 

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

Springfield, IL

Hosted by Illinois Agri-Women
http://americanagriwomen.org/national-convention/

https://www.illinoisagriwomen.org/

 

November 15-16, 2018

25th Annual WY Women's Ag Symposium

Parkway Plaza Hotel

Casper, WY

www.wywomeninag.org

 

November 16, 2018

Ah-ceptional Women’s Conference

Northeast Community College

Lifelong Learning Center

Norfolk, Nebraska

www.northeast.edu/Agceptional

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

January 2019

 

 

Executive Women in Agriculture Conference

January 15-17, 2019
Top Producer
Chicago, Illinois
www.ExecWomenInAg.com

 

National Farmers Union Women's Conference

January 13-17, 2019

San Diego, California

https://nfu.org/education/womensconference/

 

Women in Denim conference

January 25-26, 2019

Buena Vista University Campus 

Storm Lake, Iowa

http://womenindenim.com/

 

American National CattleWomen

2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show

Jan 30- Feb 1, 2019

New Orleans Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, LA

https://convention.beefusa.org/

 

Other Resources

Louisiana Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee
https://www.facebook.com/WLCLA

 

Women's Farm and Forestry Alliance
A Program through the Center for Farm Financial Management
University of Minnesota
http://wffalliance.org/

 

Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Marketing-and-Development/Agriculture-Industry/Agricultural-Awards-and-Honors/Woman-of-the-Year-in-Agriculture-Award

 

South Dakota Ag Woman of the Year
http://www.southdakotawomeninag.com/

 

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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