“Road Map to Resilience” is the theme of the 13th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture (IWIA) Conference Aug. 1st at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny.
The 2019 Conference will address a range of challenges posed by agriculture’s current economic climate: Commodity prices, marketing strategies, global trade agreements, financial risk management, ag advocacy, water quality initiatives, transition planning, resilience, and balancing family medical care with financing the family farm.
The Conference kicks off at 8:15 a.m., and concludes at 5 p.m.
A complimentary Wine and Cheese Welcome & Networking Reception will be held on Wednesday, July 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Cellar Winery at White Oak in nearby Cambridge.
Participants also have a unique pre-conference opportunity to attend an optional pre-conference tour on July 31, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Agriculture Program. The motor coach tour begins and ends at the Courtyard Marriott at SE Creekview Drive in Ankeny, with a choice of stops at John Deere Works in Ankeny, Kemin Industries, Inc. in Des Moines, the Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor in Ames, and The Cellar at White Oak Winery in Cambridge.
Early bird registration is $50 until July 24, and $70 after that date. Registration includes the pre-conference tour, evening welcome reception, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Register online in advance, by mail, or from 7:15 a.m.-8:00 a.m. on the day of the conference. (Sorry, but no registration refunds will be possible.)
For conference information, contact IWIA president Cheryl Tevis at 515-353-4425 or visit www.iowawomeninag.org for a full Conference agenda and registration details.