ISU Extension and Outreach Women in Ag Leadership Conference to be held Nov. 26-27, 2018 in Ames, Iowa

November 9, 2018

Madeline Schultz, ISU Women in Ag Program Manager

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag Leadership Conference will be held on November 26-27, 2018 at the Iowa State Center – Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa. The cost to participate in all conference activities and meals is $30.00 for students and $60.00 for all others. The conference theme is "The Conversations of Leadership."

ISU Women in Ag Leadership Conference attendees tour the Farm House on ISU's campus in November 2017..An optional tour of Iowa State University will run from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm on Monday afternoon. The tour highlights the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and the 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 evening from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Dinner and networking activities follow the workshop.

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


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

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