First Annual Women in Agriculture Conference to be held in Washington County
WASHINGTON, Iowa – The date has been set for the first annual Women in Agriculture Conference to be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds on March 25, 2017. The event is being hosted by the Washington County Extension and Outreach along with the Washington Women in Agriculture Advisory Board. The conference is geared towards giving women of all ages the tools to cultivate, plant, and grow in their chosen agricultural field.
Jolene Brown will be the keynote speaker for the conference and will have attendees laughing while they learn. She promises to leave attendees with ideas and inspirations taken from real-life stories.
Brown is a walking-talking spokesperson and champion for the people of agriculture. She's a farmer, author and professional speaker. Jolene is from West Branch, Iowa and her worldwide audiences appreciate her fun-filled spirit and valuable information. She is on a mission to share leading-edge best practices, appreciation, laughter and celebration to increase productivity, profitability and peace of mind. The Washington County Women in Agriculture Advisory Board is excited to have her as the keynote speaker.
The conference will start at 8:30 a.m. on March 25. Brown will kick things offs with her “Huff and Puff” presentation, which focuses on how building a solid foundation can make your ag business stronger.
Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University will be joining conference attendees for lunch to share her personal experiences of being a woman in agriculture. Lunch will be provided.
During the afternoon session, “Balancing Acts”, Brown will share 10 ideas to relieve stress and bring renewal. The conference will conclude around 3:00 p.m.
Registration to attend the conference is $25 or $15 for students. You can register by calling the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811 or online (registration closed; link unavailable.)
The registration deadline is March 17. Late registrations are $35 and will be accepted based on availability.
If you would like to learn more about the Women in Agriculture Conference, call the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811 for more information.
The conference is being made possible in large part thanks to: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Julie Foster Van Camp (descendent of 1858 settlers in Washington County), the Washington County Riverboat Foundation, and other local sponsors.