Women in Agriculture Conference

2022 Women in Agriculture Conference

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Date: February 24-25, 2022
Location: Holiday Inn Convention Center
Kearney, NE
Registration Fee: $150 for Early Bird. Early Bird ends on Feb. 9, 2022 and the registration fee increases to $175. 

Scholarships are available for students! 

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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. 






Hotel Information 

Reservations should be made directly with the Kearney Holiday Inn. Their special room rate is $109.95 per room. The hotel is holding a block of rooms until January 24 for the Women in Agriculture Conference.

Phone: 308-237-5971
Address: 110 Second Ave., Kearney, NE 68848.
Located north of I-80 at Kearney Exit 272

COVID-19 Update

The 2022 Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will follow the University of Nebraska-Lincoln guidelines for COVID-19. As of right now, there are no restrictions or mandates on events. If the guidelines change in the coming weeks more information will be posted here. 

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2022 Keynote Speakers

Carey Portell
Carey Portell
Maggie Holub
Maggie Holub
Katie Dilse
Katie Dilse
Dr. Charles Stoltenow

Tentative Agenda

*All times are in Central and the agenda is subject to change.

To read more about each workshop session click the button below. 

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Welcome & Keynote - Katie Dilse, Better Together

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Workshop Session 1

Option 1: Estate Planning Basics Part 1

Option 2: Futures, Basis, Bid Sheets...I'm Confused

Option 3: Lessons Learned from Farm Families Over the Last 43 Years

Option 4: Nutritional Management of the Disadvantaged Newborn

Option 5: Profits & Risk: Nebraska Cash Rental Rates & Flex Leases for 2022

12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Lunch - Dr. Charles Stoltenow, Dean of Nebraska Extension

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Workshop Session 2

Option 1: Estate Planning Basics Part 2

Option 2: Navigating Grain Marketing for 2022 and 2023 Part 1

Option 3: Perception, Feeling and Action

Option 4: When the Scale Tips...

Option 5: Who Should Consider Agritourism as an Income Option? You'll be Surprised

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Workshop Session 3

Option 1: Navigating Grain Marketing for 2022 and 2023 Part 2

Option 2: Creating a Crop Enterprise Budget is as Easy as ABC!

Option 3: Food in the Field

Option 4: Nitrate+ and Public Health

Option 5: What's Your Type? An Enneagram Workshop

4:30 p.m.  Social Hour Begins

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Trick Roping Presentation - Joan Wells

5:30 p.m. - 7:10 p.m. Dinner & Keynote Speaker - Carey Portell, Agriculture

7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Optional Evening Sessions

Option 1: Let's Practice Using ABC! A Hand's On Session

Option 2: Calving College 101: Tips & Tricks to Ensure Your Calving Season is Successful

Option 3: Mental Health Training Workshop: QPR for Farmers and Farm Families


Friday, Feb. 25, 2022

7:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

8:15 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Morning Update & Keynote Speaker - Maggie Holub, Do Not Settle in Your Comfort Zone

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Workshop Session 4

Option 1: Cost of Production, Why it Matters Part 1

Option 2: Facing Life Head On

Option 3: Intergenerational Communication & Family Business Meetings

Option 4: Staying Relevant in Agriculture though Diversity

Option 5: More than Milk, Strong Bones & Injury Prevention for Aging Women in Ag

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop Session 5

Option 1: Cost of Production, Why it Matters Part 2

Option 2: Communicating with Farmers Under Stress

Option 3: Managing Risk on the High Plains Ranch

Option 4: Manure Happens. Take Credit

Option 5: Retirement Options Besides Selling the Farm

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Closing - Deb Gangwish

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