Women in Agriculture Conference

Did you miss the 2021 Women in Ag Conference?

Register by clicking the link below and watch the replays of all the live sessions and on-demand workshops.


The Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference is an annual two-day event designed to educate and uplift women 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. The two-day conference will be a hybrid event, offering both live stream and on-demand learning opportunities for attendees.






2021 Keynote Speakers

Brandi Buzzard
Brandi Buzzard Frobose

For more than a decade, Brandi has been writing and speaking about the rural lifestyle, including farming, ranching and rodeo, and helping others share their story.


Elaine Froese
Elaine Froese

Elaine is a professional speaker, writer, and coach who specializes in helping farm families work through issues surrounding succession, business or that family favorite – communication.


Did you miss the Women in Agriculture Conference? 

Watch the sessions and the on-demand workshops by registering at the link below. 


Thursday Live Keynote Speaker: Elaine Froese

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT

Elaine is a certified professional speaker, certified coach, author, and Arlan Academy presenter. She’s a go-to expert for farm families who want better communication and conflict resolution to secure a successful farm transition. As a farmer and mother to the successor of their farm, she understands the culture of agriculture intimately.

Thursday Live Workshop Speaker: Katie Samples Dean

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. CT

Workshop Title: Business Entities 101

Description: Every farm is a business and needs to run like one, which includes becoming a formal entity. Your options for entities may seem endless, but don’t be overwhelmed! I will walk you through your options and the pros and cons of each entity formation from sole prop to C-Corporation, and everything in between. Come ready to learn and ask any question you may have!

Thursday Live Workshop Speaker: Elaine Froese

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. CT

Workshop Title: Continuing the Conversation

Description: You've seen her keynote, now it's time for Elaine Froese to answer your farm and ranch transition questions! In this session Elaine will take questions directly from the audience. Get ready for a participant driven discussion regarding family communication, conflict resolution and other tough issues.

Friday Keynote Speaker: Brandi Buzzard Frobose

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT

Brandi Buzzard Frobose is a rancher, wife, mama, cowgirl, communications professional, recreational runner, globetrotter and passionate agriculture advocate. For more than a decade, Brandi has been writing and speaking about the rural lifestyle, including farming, ranching and rodeo, and helping others share their story of agriculture. She has presented on topics ranging from expanding your sphere of influence, to empowering young women in agriculture, to becoming a voice for rural America and has spoken to groups across the United States and Australia. Her efforts in both the professional and advocacy arenas have been recognized by the agriculture industry, as Brandi was named one of the Top 10 Industry Leaders Under 40 by Cattle Business Weekly in 2019 and also selected as the NCBA Masters of Beef Advocacy Advocate of the Year in 2019. She has appeared on MSNBC, FOX News and CBS News addressing tough issues such as climate change, sustainability and beef nutrition, in addition to regular appearances on podcasts, radio shows and print journalism features.

Friday Live Workshop Speaker: Erin Schoenberg & Halle Ramsey

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. CT

Workshop Title: Basics of Business Planning

Description: The importance of planning should never be overlooked, especially when it comes to business management. To be successful, entrepreneurs must have a clear understanding of their strengths, industry, customers, and competition.  Whether you are just getting started with a brand new ag enterprise, or want to enhance an existing farm or ranch operation, this interactive workshop is for you.  Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of the function of a business plan, how to implement it, and how to get started building the plan that’s right for you.

Friday Live Workshop Speaker: J'Nan Ensz

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. CT

Workshop Title: Want to Save Big on Your Taxes? Know the Cost! 

Description: Keeping good accounting records is vital not only for accurate tax preparation but also for making wise financial decisions throughout the year. Learn best practices to keep your records up-to-date to be able to answer questions like these. Can you afford to hire that employee? Will your cash flow support a loan on that new piece of equipment? Do you qualify for a home office deduction? Is it always desirable to pay $0 tax? Get lots of useful tips and information to have the kind of financial records that will help you stay on top of your bottom line!