12th Annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference

Pre-Conference Tour: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Conference: Thursday, August 2, 2018


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

12:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Pre-conference tour: Louis Dreyfus ethanol plant, ISU 450 Farm
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome & Networking Red Shed Reception featuring Malinda and Darrell Geisler, Geisler Farms, 5241 NE 94th Ave. (4 miles east of Ankeny)
Please RSVP for reception and tour with your registration.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.     Registration
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.     Mary Kay Thatcher: Not Your Father’s (Mother’s) Washington DC
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.     Dr. Keri Jacobs: Producer Cooperatives and Membership in a Dynamic Marketplace: What Does This Mean for Producers?
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.     Break/Networking/Vendors
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.     Angie Treptow, Farm Credit Services of America: Financial Strategies for Ag Producers
11:30 a.m.     Lunch
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.     Delaney Howell, Market to Market host: Delaney Howell’s Out-takes: From Iowa Ag to Global Trends
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Breakout Sessions

  • Kristine Tidgren, Director, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation: The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act: 10 Key Changes That May Impact You
  • Sally Hollis, Lanehaven Farms: Cultivating Your Culture
  • Angie Setzer, Vice-President of Citizens Elevator and Market-to-Market analyst: Turn Off the Noise: Making Smart Market Decisions in Today’s Noisy World

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.     Break/Networking/Vendors
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.     Repeat Break-out Sessions
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.     Break/Networking/Vendors
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.     Rebecca Long Chaney, Nebraska: Dare to Risk Life Change
4:30 p.m.     Conference Wrap-up

Reserve your place – Register today!