The second annual Women Managing Ag Land Conference will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central time Dec. 2. It will offer learning opportunities for female farmland owners and tenants looking to improve their business management skills and navigate the challenges of owning and renting agricultural land.
This hybrid event will allow participants the opportunity to attend one of three in-person locations or via Zoom. The keynote address, "Finding Happiness in the Craziness of Life," will be delivered by Kathy Peterson, a farmer from Storm Lake, Iowa, and founder of PeopleWorks Inc. She also will conduct a workshop, "Working with You is Killing Me!"
Peterson's address and workshop will be broadcast live from the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, near Mead, to meeting locations in Kearney and Scottsbluff.
The in-person locations are:
Near Mead. Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca
Kearney. Holiday Inn Convention Center, 110 S. 2nd Ave.
Scottsbluff. Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Ave. I
Because of COVID-19, attendance at the three in-person locations will be limited, and health measures will be implemented. Participants also may livestream the event from their own device and location via Zoom.
Participants also will have access to on-demand workshops on owning and renting agricultural land, including "Improve your Ag Lease by Improving the Landlord/Tenant Relationship," presented by Extension educator Allan Vyhnalek; "NextGen: A Win-Win for Beginning Farmers & Asset Owners," by Karla Bahm, with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture; "Navigating Uncertainty in 2021: Nebraska Land Values & Cash Rental Rates," with agricultural economist Jim Jansen; and more.
Registration will be open Oct. 1 at wia.unl.edu. Registration on or before Nov. 18 is $25, and increases to $30 on or after Nov. 19. Registrations for in-person locations will close Nov. 29. Lunch will be included at each in-person site.
This conference is hosted by Nebraska Extension and inspired by Annie's Project. This material is based upon work supported by USDA-NIFA under award number 2020-70017-32735 and by Farm Credit Services of America.