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Women in Ag marks 35 years with February conferenceWomen in Ag marks 35 years with February conference

The event will provide information on how to better manage risk and improve farms and ranches.

December 23, 2019

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CELEBRATING 35 YEARS: "We are so excited, 35 years later, about the growth this conference has experienced," said Jessica Groskopf, director of Nebraska Women in Agriculture.

The annual Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference will celebrate 35 years Feb. 20-21 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney.

Workshops and presentations will offer attendees tools and information on how to better manage risk, improve their farms and ranches, and become more successful operators and business partners.

"We are so excited, 35 years later, about the growth this conference has experienced," said Jessica Groskopf, director of Nebraska Women in Agriculture and Nebraska Extension educator for agricultural economics. "We are grateful for the opportunity to continue supporting women with the tools, skills and relationships they can use to become even more effective in agriculture."

Both single- and two-day registrations will be open beginning Jan. 6 on the Nebraska Women in Agriculture website, wia.unl.edu. Scholarships are available for students, 4-H members and FFA members.

Two-day registrations postmarked or submitted by Feb. 9 are $125. Starting Feb. 10, the fee for a two-day registration is $150 per person. One-day registration is $75, regardless of the day submitted.

Designed to educate and uplift women who are involved in any aspect of Nebraska's agricultural industry, the two-day event will focus on the five areas of agricultural risk management, including production, market, financial, human and legal risks.

The conference will feature more than 30 workshops and five speakers, including author Michele Payn, blogger Lauren Eberspacher and beef advocate Amanda Radke.

Payn will present on "Resiliency in Agriculture: It's time for agriculture to change the stigma about mental health." Payn is an international award-winning author who is known as one of North America's leading experts connecting farm and food.

Eberspacher is a blogger and author who writes at fromblacktoptodirtroad.com. Describing herself as a "learn-in-progress" farm wife, she seeks to help other women break the stigma of seeking the world's perfection.

Radke's presentation is called "Dynamics of Multigenerational Family Agricultural Business." Radke is a fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation's beef producers as a contributor to Beef Magazine and the Beef Daily blog at beefmagazine.com.

Schedule at a glance

Thursday, Feb. 20:

  • 10 to 10:55 a.m.: Welcome and kickoff speaker

  • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Workshop session 1

  • 12:20 to 1:20 p.m.: Lunch and speaker

  • 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.: Workshop session 2

  • 2:45 to 3:15 p.m.: Break

  • 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.: Workshop session 3

  • 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.: Dinner and keynote speaker

  • 7:15 to 9 p.m.: 35th anniversary celebration

Friday,  Feb. 21:

  • 7:30 to 8:15 a.m.: Breakfast buffet

  • 8:15 to 8:50 a.m.: Morning update and speaker

  • 9 to 10:15 a.m.: Workshop session 4

  • 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.: Break

  • 10:45 a.m. to noon: Workshop session 5

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and capstone speaker

Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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