Annual Conference

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August 4, 2015 is the Iowa Women in Agriculture’s 9th Annual Conference!

Emerging Trends in Agriculture” is the them of the 9th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. Conference topics will address a range of challenges faced by women in agriculture today: farm markets and global trends, financial credit management, ag advocacy, water quality regulations, agronomic best practices, and the care and handling of big data.

Mike Pearson, Market to Market host, and popular speaker, will keynote the Conference with the topic of “Farm Markets and Global Ag Trends.”

The Conference kicks off at 8:15 a.m., and concludes at 5 p.m. Scheduled workshops and presenters include:

Farm Markets and Global Trends: Mike Pearson, host of Market to Market

Water Lawsuit Creates Waves: Sean McMahon, Iowa Ag Water Alliance

Proactive Agronomic Practices: Kellie Blair, agronomist and farm woman; Sarah Carlson, Practical Farmers of Iowa agronomist and Midwest Cover Crop specialist; moderator Sean McMahon

Ag Advocacy: Pam Johnson, former National Corn Growers president and farmer, and Julie Kenney, CommonGround volunteer and farm woman

Big Data Do’s and Dont’s: Matt Darr, Iowa State University agricultural engineer; Kristine Tidgren, ISU Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation

Adjusting to Financial Trends: Angie Treptow, Farm Credit Services of America, Manchester and Cedar Falls offices

Invited Keynote: Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds

A complimentary Wine and Cheese Welcome Networking Reception will be held on Monday evening, August 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott Ankeny. Conference registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The cost of the conference is $50, including the evening welcome reception, continental breakfast, and lunch. Registration is due by July 25 (no refunds). All early paid registrants are eligible to win a FREE mini iPad.

For more information, contact IWIA President, Deb Schuler, at Smith Land Service Co., 712-249-4321 or 712-243-4444.

Thank you to our conference sponsors! Premier sponsor Farm Credit Services of America, DuPont Pioneer, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the Iowa Bankers Association.

Click here to register!

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