Women producers looking to increase their business management skills are encouraged to apply for a scholarship to attend the 2019 Women in Agriculture Conference organized by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The annual conference will be held Feb. 21–22 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 S. 2nd Ave., Kearney, Neb.
Twenty scholarships are available for producers to cover the registration and hotel cost. Producer scholarship applications are available online.
The Women in Agriculture Conference allows women to build relationships with each other, attend workshops, and gain valuable knowledge that will help them support their own farms and ranches. The theme for this year's conference is: "Take Charge of Change."
More than 30 concurrent workshops will be hosted over the two-day event that focus on production risk, market risk, financial risk, human risk and legal risk. In addition to workshops, participants will have the opportunity to hear from Marji Guyler-Alaniz, founder of FarmHer. Guyler-Alaniz will discuss the inspiration for and evolution of FarmHer and the image of women in agriculture.
Other general session speakers include Tim Hammerich of Ag Grad; Joan Ruskamp, chairwoman of the National Cattlemen's Beef Board; Jim Robb of the Livestock Marketing Information Center; and Gianella Alvarez of Beanitos.
Registration will be open Jan. 7 and available online. Registration before Feb. 12 is $125. Registration on or after Feb. 12 is $150. Fees include all workshop materials, registration, meals and breaks.
The conference is hosted by Nebraska Extension and the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Producer scholarships are made possible by Beanitos and the Kelley Bean Company.
Source: Nebraska Extension