Women in Ag Leadership Conference Is Nov. 26-27 in Ames

ISU Extension and Outreach conference will feature ‘conversations of leadership’

November 19, 2018, 2:43 pm | Madeline Schultz, Lisa Scarbrough

Madeline Schultz.AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag Leadership Conference will be held Nov. 26-27 at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. The cost to participate in all conference activities and meals is $30 for students and $60 for all others. The conference theme is “The Conversations of Leadership.”

An optional tour of Iowa State University will run from 1-3:30 pm on Monday, Nov. 26. The tour highlights the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and points of pride on central campus.

Conference attendees have the opportunity to participate in a workshop on building and marketing their personal brand, on Monday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner and networking activities follow the workshop.

The full-day conference on Tuesday, Nov. 27 begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m. Lunch and networking activities are included. The day begins with Janine Bruder’s keynote presentation, “Why It’s Important to Have REAL Conversations,” and concludes with Amanda De Jong’s capstone presentation, “When Conversations Open Doors, You Better Walk Through.” Throughout the day, more than 10 general session and concurrent session speakers will enlighten and energize attendees with a variety of leadership topics from conflict resolution to farm transition decisions, career conversations and organizational leadership.

Highlighting the conference will be the recognition of six inspiring women from across Iowa who are being honored as the 2018 Women Impacting Agriculture.

To register, visit the Women in Ag Leadership Conference website at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/leadership. Registrations will be accepted at the door. For questions about the conference, contact ISU Extension and Outreach Program Manager Madeline Schultz at schultz@iastate.edu or 515-294-0588.

Farm Credit Services of America is a key conference sponsor. The full conference agenda and other details are available at the ISU Extension and Outreach Women in Ag website.


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