Save the Date!

Iowa Women in Agriculture has set its tenth annual conference for July 26, 2016 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa. A new addition this year is a pre-conference Water Quality Tour on the afternoon of July 25, 2016. The tour is being hosted by Jamie Benning, Water Quality Program Manager ( and Madeline Schultz, Women in Agriculture Program Manager at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The Water Quality Tour will feature several site visits where women can learn about innovative urban and rural practices to improve water quality.

On Monday afternoon, the Water Quality Tour will begin at 12:30 pm and conclude at 5:00 pm. Participants will board a motor coach at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 2405 SE Creekview Dr., Ankeny, IA, and travel together to tour sites near Ankeny, Boone and Roland.

On Monday evening, Iowa Women in Agriculture will host a Wine and Cheese Reception, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the Courtyard by Marriott for all tour and conference attendees.

On Tuesday, the conference will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Topics will feature farmer strategies for dealing with low agricultural prices, unmanned aircraft vehicles and big data, new livestock antibiotic usage regulations, women’s leadership in agriculture, tools to capture higher market prices, tips for women landowners, farm transition topics and experiences — and much more.

Please check back for a full conference agenda and registration instructions. Questions and comments can be directed to Cheryl Tevis, IWIA Board President, at


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