Welcome to Women in Agriculture (WIA)!

2014 WIA Conference Program

The 29th Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference was held Thursday and Friday, February 20 & 21 at the Kearney Holiday Inn Convention Center. We had a jam-packed, fun conference planned, and it didn't disappoint!

Keynote speaker Jolene Brown of West Branch, Iowa was hilarious and informative as was the capstone speaker, our own Nebraska WIA, Jo Bek of Curtis; NE. Dr. Chuck Hibberd led us in a celebration of 100 years of University Extension at noon Thursday, and with comedian Gayle Becwar who provided our program later that evening.

Over 30 workshops with 45 speakers tackled various risk management topics and presented very informative information for the 350 producers in attendance. There were even a few ‘fun topics" thrown in. This conference is the longest running women's conference of its kind in the country.

The 2015 conference will be February 26-27 and will include a celebration of 30 years of Women in Agriculture programming in Nebraska!! In the meantime, we are planning two, one-day workshops in July and August, topics TBD. Stay tuned for more information!

For more information contact Sandy Sterkel, ssterkel1@unl.edu or Cheryl Griffith, cgriffith2@unl.edu

Also be sure to join us on Twitter, @newomeninag and Facebook, NebraskaWIA


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Nebraska Women in Agriculture (WIA) is designed to assist women in their agricultural businesses or who are in businesses tied to agriculture.  The Department of Agricultural Economics recognizes the vital role that women play in the agricultural industry and is committed to bringing Nebraskans relevant management education.  WIA focuses on educating women on these topics.  Whether the information is business, family focused or just fun - we strive to provide women the knowledge they need to make informed decisions.