Women in Agriculture: Resources

Women in Ag Resources

 

There are many organizations throughout the United States focused on aspects of the agriculture industry. They can range from localized groups to regional or national in the scope of their networking opportunities, educational value and conference offerings. Some are very specialized about a specific aspect the industry; while others speak to the broader challenges of the ag industry as a whole.

 

While these conferences service their purpose, there is value in attending a female-focused program in what's widely perceived as male a dominated industry.

 

It does not matter whether it's hosted by a stand along organization, or a subset of a larger organization, agriculture conferences for women offer the chance to hear from others, learn from their experiences and be surrounded by people who understand the unique challenges being a woman in ag.

 

Since its inception, the Pink Tractor brand has been looking for ways to elevate, encourage and educate women in the ag industry. And while doing so, we've witnessed an influx of female-focused agriculture conferences cropping up. Some are held by your nearby agriculture college or university and others by nonprofit organizations

 

Whether you were born and raised in a farming family or are just now getting your start in an ag career - there's a conference to help you every step of the way. Through conferences like these you'll learn how to break down barriers you may encounter along the way and find encouragement and support from others who have gone before you. No matter which category you fall into - you have knowledge and experience to share with others.

 

Take a look at this sampling of conferences, seminars, tours, webinars and other resources we've curated for you.

 

Be inspired. Keep learning. Get involved. Help the next generation of ladies in ag.

 

Conferences for Women in Agriculture:

 

January


Women in Denim conference
Storm Lake, Iowa
http://womenindenim.com/


National Farmers Union Women's Conference
https://nfu.org/education/womens-conference/

 

February


Women Managing the Farm Conference
Manhattan, Kansas
http://womenmanagingthefarm.blogspot.com/p/home.html

 

MidAtlantic Women In Agriculture
University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
https://extension.umd.edu/womeninag/annual-conference

 

Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference
Purdue Women in Agriculture Team
https://www.facebook.com/PurdueWIA/

 

Louisiana Women in Agriculture Conference
Alexandria, Louisiana
http://louisianawomeninag.com/

 

Nebraska Women in Agriculture
Women in Agriculture Conference
Kearney, Nebraska
http://wia.unl.edu/

 

March


Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference East
Calgary, Alberta Canada
http://www.advancingwomenconference.ca/

 

Mississippi Women for Ag State Conference
Starkville, MS
http://www.mswomenforag.org/

 

Women in Agriculture Conference
Rock Island, Illinois
http://www.womeninagricultureconference.com/

 

The Women Changing the Face of Agriculture
Illinois Agri-Women
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
http://womenchangingthefaceofagriculture.com/

 

Women in Agriculture & Ag Landowners Regional Conference
Marshall, Missouri
http://www.womeninag.net/home.html

 

East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference
Massillon, Ohio
https://u.osu.edu/ohwomeninag/

 

 

April


Women's Agricultural Leadership Conference
Chaska, Minnesota
http://womensagleadership.org/index.html

 

Annual Breakfast on the Farm
Association of Women in Agriculture
http://awamadison.org/

 

 

May


Empowering Women Veterans: Business, Agriculture, Well-Being Conference
Santa Rosa, California
http://www.farmvetco.org/category/empowering-women-veterans-conference/

 

 

June


Agricultural Women's Day Conference
USDA Farm Service Agency
Faulkton, South Dakota

 

Ag Women's Day
Brookings County Farm Service Agency
Brookings, South Dakota

 

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture
High Country Farm Tour
http://farmtour.brwia.org/

 

Virginia Agri-Women Conference
https://www.facebook.com/pg/virginiaagriwomen/about/?ref=page_internal

 

 

July


Planning for the Future
Coles County Women in Agriculture
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/ccdms/over/170614.html

 

Annual Women in Agriculture Conference
Arizona Farm Bureau
Scottsdale, AZ
https://www.azfb.org/Article/Women-in-Agriculture-Conference

 

August


Iowa Women in Agriculture
Annual Conference
Ankeny, Iowa
http://iowawomeninag.org/annual-conference/

 

Oklahoma Statewide Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference 
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry with the Oklahoma State
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
http://okwomeninagandsmallbusiness.com/index.asp

 

September


Women in Agribusiness Summit
Minneapolis, Minnesota
http://www.womeninag.com/

 

DeKalb County Women in Agriculture

DeKalb County, MO

https://www.facebook.com/dekalbcountywomeninagriculture/

 

October


Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference East
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
http://www.advancingwomenconference.ca/

 

South Dakota Women in Ag Conference
Deadwood, South Dakota
http://www.southdakotawomeninag.com/conference

 

 

November


American Agri-Women
Bloomington, Minnesota
http://americanagriwomen.org/national-convention/

 

Kentucky is a GrowHer State
Kentucky Women in Agriculture, Inc.
Lexington, Kentucky
http://www.kywomeninag.com/annual-conference.html

 

Women Food & Ag Network
Annual Conference
http://www.wfan.org/conferences/

 

Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Annual Conference
Portland, Oregon
http://2016wisa.org/

 

Women in Agriculture Conference - Washington State
https://www.facebook.com/WomenInAgricultureConferenceWashingtonState/

 

 

December


Executive Women in Agriculture Conference
Top Producer
Chicago, Illinois
www.ExecWomenInAg.com

 

 

Other Resources

Louisiana Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee
https://www.facebook.com/WLCLA

 

Women's Farm and Forestry Alliance
A Program through the Center for Farm Financial Management
University of Minnesota
http://wffalliance.org/

 

Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Marketing-and-Development/Agriculture-Industry/Agricultural-Awards-and-Honors/Woman-of-the-Year-in-Agriculture-Award

 

South Dakota Ag Woman of the Year
http://www.southdakotawomeninag.com/

 

We'd like this list to be a comprehensive one and we know we've likely missed some. Help us build this resource - send us a link to women focused agriculture conferences/events in your area and we'll add 'em to the list!

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