Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference

Grandmother and children in field.

Date:  Feb. 22-23, 2024

Location: Holiday Inn Convention Center
Kearney, NE

Save the dates! The 2024 Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will be Feb. 22-23 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney.

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.  New this year, we will be offering a Pre-Conference!  See details below.  

This conference focuses on the five areas of agricultural risk management:

PRODUCTION RISK

MARKET RISK

FINANCIAL RISK

HUMAN RISK

LEGAL RISK


Hotel Information 

Reservations should be made directly with the Kearney Holiday Inn. Their special room rate is $114.95 per room + taxes. Ask for the "Nebraska Women in Ag" rate when you make your reservation. The hotel is holding a block of rooms until January 22 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

Want to send your students, clients, or employees to the WIA conference?

We can create a promo code for you to share with anyone. Your guests will register themselves. After the conference, we will provide an invoice for anyone who uses the code.

Email us at wia@unl.edu for more information.

Student scholarships available

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 conference. Up to 15 will be awarded. Apply by Feb. 1, 2024.

2024 Scholarship Information

Tenantive Conference Agenda

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024

  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Welcome & Keynote - Dr. David Kohl 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Workshop Session 1
  • 12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Lunch & Speaker 
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Workshop Session 2
  • 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
  • 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mini Session A 
  • 4:05 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Mini Session B
  • 4:50 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Evening Social 
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:10 p.m. Dinner & Speaker- Ashley Machado
  • 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Optional Evening Sessions

Friday, Feb. 23, 2024

  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
  • 8:05 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Morning Update & Speaker
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Workshop Session 3
  • 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop Session 4
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Closing Speaker - John Noltner

Support the WIA Conference

Take part as a supporter at The Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference, 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. Booth space is available for $350.