Nebraska Women in Agriculture

Nebraska Women in Agriculture

Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference

Women are the heart of the farm

The Nebraska Women in Agriculture (WIA) Conference is an annual two-day event designed to educate and uplift women producers involved in any aspect of Nebraska's agricultural industry. Through workshops and presentations, attendees will learn how to better manage risk, improve their farms and ranches and become more successful operators and business partners.

This conference focuses on the five areas of agricultural risk management. Over 30 concurrent workshops will be hosted over the two-day event that focus on:

PRODUCTION RISK

MARKET RISK

FINANCIAL RISK

HUMAN RISK

LEGAL RISK


EVENT DETAILS
When: Thursday and Friday, February 22-23
Where: Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney, NE
Price: $125 Early Bird Registration (Through Feb. 4)
$150 (starting Feb. 5)

Registration opens January 1, 2018.


2018 Conference

Registration will open January 1st, 2018! 

The 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney, NE on Thursday and Friday, February 22-23. Keynote speakers will be announced soon. Over 30 concurrent workshops will be featured during the two-day conference focusing on agricultural risk management topics and tools to help producers make profitable business decisions. We hope you will make plans now to join us for inspiration, education and networking!

Thursday
  • 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Registration, Pre-Function Area
  • 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Welcome & Kick Off Speaker - Ruth Hambleton; Ball Room
Ruth Fleck Hambleton retired from University of Illinois in 2009 after 30 plus years of county, area, and state responsibilities with Extension. She currently serves as a Farm Management instructor for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is president of Annie's Project Education for Farm Women. In July of 2011, Annie's Project was recognized by the White House, and Hambleton was named as Champion of Change and appointed to the White House Rural Committee. She is the manager of the family farm trust preserving and growing the legacy that Annie and her husband Frank Fleck worked toward.
  • 11:00 – 12:15p.m. Workshop Session 1, A,B,C,D,E,F, and Loper North
  • 12:20 – 1:20 p.m. Lunch, Ballroom
  • 11:30 – 2:45 p.m. Workshop Session 2, A,B,C,D,E,F, and Loper North
  • 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Break, Loper South
  • 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Workshop Session 3, A,B,C,D,E,F, and Loper North
  • 5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Supper, Ballroom
  • 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. FunShops, Loper South
Friday
  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet, Ballroom
  • 8:10 – 8:50 a.m. Opening Remarks & Keynote Speaker, Ball Room
  • 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Workshop Session 4 , A,B,C,D,E,F, and Loper North
  • 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Break, Loper South
  • 10:45 – 12:00 p.m. Workshop Session 5, A,B,C,D,E,F, and Loper North
  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Capstone Speaker - Ann Finkner, Ballroom

Ann Finkner is a frequent speaker and facilitator on leadership and personal development and will focus on how to bring out your full potential as a woman in ag.  She strongly believes women are a vital part of agriculture and rural America and encourages women to find their life purpose.

Ann began her Farm Credit career as a Loan Officer with the Federal Land Bank Association of Lincoln and has held various lending, administrative, accounting, and technology leadership positions.  She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and Society for Corporate Governance.  Ann resides in Lincoln, Nebraska and is active in her community and church, where she participates in the choir and Development Council.  She grew up on the family farm near Rushmore, Minnesota and is a graduate of Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.

Become a Sponsor

Nebraska Women in Agriculture continues to grow and evolve, meeting the needs of the growing population of women working in agriculture and our sponsors enable us do that. We would love to have your join our outstanding group of sponsors. Click on the button above to get involved.

Premier Sponsor minimum gift of $3,000 Opportunity to sponsor keynote speakers or other special segments Full-color quarter-page ad on back of conference program, while space permits Logo featured in conference promotions, slide show and program for thousands of impression hits Paid conference registration for two company employees ($250 value) Free Booth space
Gold Sponsor gift of $2,000 - $2,999 Opportunity to sponsor conference breaks Quarter-page ad on inside back of conference program, while space permits Logo featured in conference program and slide show for hundreds of impression hits Paid conference registration for one company employees ($125 value) Free Booth space
Silver Sponsor gift of $1,000 - $1,999 2.5” x 4” ad inside conference program Logo featured in conference program and slide show for hundreds of impression hits Paid conference registration for one company employees ($125 value) Free Booth space
Bronze Sponsor gift of $350 - $999 Logo/mention in program for hundreds of impression hits Paid conference registration for one company employees ($125 value) Free Booth space
Booth Only gift of $300 Paid conference registration for one company employees ($125 value) Booth space

Student Scholarships

Apply Now

Any student attending a 4-year college/university, 2-year college, a vocational/technical school, or a 4-H or FFA member may apply for a scholarship to attend the 2018 Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference.

Five $125 scholarships (full registration fee) available to University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) students.

Ten $62.50 scholarships (half registration fee) are available to Nebraska FFA, 4-H or Community College students. Students receiving a ½ scholarship are expected to pay the remainder of the registration cost during the registration period, or find a local sponsor.

Applicants will need to prepare a 3,000 character essay on "Why do you want to attend the Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference? How will you use the information in your future studies/career?"

Hotel rooms and additional travel expenses are not covered by these scholarships. The application is now open. Applications must be submitted online by midnight Friday January 19, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than January 26, 2018.

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