It’s that time of the year! Winter is full of conferences for farmers and landowners, check out some of these great ones coming right up.
Connecting Women in Ag. Conference
January 4th, Independence, IA
All women involved in agriculture, connected to the land and our rural communities are encouraged to attend the Connecting Women in Ag Conference. The one day seminar will feature keynote speakers Julie Kenney, Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Mollie Aronowitz, Peoples Company Sustainability Director and Farm Manager. More details and registration information here.
National Farmers Union Women’s Conference
January 19th – 21st, San Diego, CA
Farming is never a one-woman job – it takes a village to run a successful operation. This conference will not only prepare attendees for success in agriculture, but it will also provide them with their own network of women farmers and ranchers they can reach out to throughout the year. Farmers, policy makers, educators, and specialists will present on a number of subjects, including financial management, farm labor, leadership, and more. Learn more and register at the following link! https://nfu.org/education/womensconference/
Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference
January 16th – 18th, Ames, IA
As we embark on 2020, Reclaiming Resilience will examine the current state of our farms and our food systems. This endeavor is not about going backwards in time or unraveling progress. It’s about reclaiming resilience to help family farms survive into the future. Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2020 conference will explore what’s working well and why, as well as what needs to change. We’ll ask if we’re doing certain things because that’s how we’ve always done them – and if there are better ways to create resiliency into the future. More at: https://practicalfarmers.org/events/annual-conference/
Women in Denim
February 24th – 25th, Storm Lake, IA
The goal of Women in Denim is to support women in agriculture and those who enjoy the rural way of life. Women involved in agriculture will find workshops to sharpen their skills in decision making, leadership, finances, and knowledge of agriculture. There are workshops that also support and acknowledge the importance of family, community, leisure time, quality of life and overall wellness. More at www.womenindenim.com.
MOSES Organic Farming Conference
February 27th – 29th, La Crosse, WI
MOSES is the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 60 workshops over 6 sessions, inspiring keynotes, engaging roundtables, and a resource-packed exhibit hall with over 170 vendors. Organic University, day 1 of the conference, provides full-day classes that dig deeper into specific farming topics. https://mosesorganic.org/conference/
Women Gaining Ground
March 8th, Glenwood, IA
Women, Land & Legacy of Southwest Iowa will host a one-day conference for women to converse, learn and become empowered. https://www.facebook.com/womenlandlegacywgg/
Women in Agriculture Conference
March 27th, Rock Island, IL
Farm women and all those involved in the agriculture industry should plan to attend the Women in Agriculture Conference. This conference is a one day seminar to help women become empowered in agriculture. More at http://www.womeninagricultureconference.com/