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2017 Midwest Women in Ag Conference

February 22nd & 23rd

Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, IN  

Registrations are currently be accepted for this exciting two day conference featuring keynote speakers Dr. Paige Pratt, Laura Daniels, Emily Dougherty, and Tamara Benjamin.  Each speaker will bring their own dynamic twist to the conference as they share their experiences and knowledge of the agricultural industry with participants.  There will be several other concurrent sessions to choose from that are sure to entice you to attend this year's conference.
Brochure for the 2017 Midwest Women in Ag Conference.pdfBrochure for the 2017 Midwest Women in Ag Conference.pdf
Fillable Registration Form.pdfFillable Registration Form.pdf

High school and college students are invited and encouraged to attend the conference.  A special form is available for them to use.  Please utilize the form below.
High School and College Form.pdfHigh School and College Form.pdf

Young Ladies of Agriculture Events

An all-day career exploration day with agricultural professionals

 The Career Showcase is an all-day opportunity for young ladies to interact with agricultural businesses and discover the STEM career opportunities within the agricultural industry​.

Who?  ​Young Ladies grades 9-12
​When?  ​February 9th - 8:00am - 3:30pm (EST)
​Where? ​Purdue Beck Agricultural Center (4540 U.S. 52 W. West Lafayette, IN) 
​Cost? ​$10/young lady (one adult guest may RSVP with a group free of charge) 
​Registration? ​Registration Form and payment due to Fountain County Extension Office by January 25th

Showcase ​Registration Form

February 22nd - Evening Forum​​​

An evening event held in Conjunction with the Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference

 The Forum is an evening program containing sessions that are pertinent to young ladies (Grades 8-12), and is held in conjunction with the Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference. Sessions are meant to encourage students to network with young ladies and learn from various women in the agricultural industry.


Who?  ​Young Ladies grades 8-12
​When?  ​February 22nd - Registration begins at 4pm and program concludes after dinner (approximately 8pm EST)
​Where? ​Swan Lake Resort (5203 Plymouth LaPorte Trail, Plymouth, IN 46563
​Cost? ​$10/young lady (one adult guest may RSVP with a group free of charge) 
​Registration? ​Registration Form and payment due to Kosciusko County Extension Office by February 15th
Forum Registration Form

Congratulations to the 2016 Purdue Women in
Agriculture Award Winners

Annually, the Purdue Women in Agriculture (WIA) Team recognizes Indiana women who are leaders  and innovators and have contributed to the success of Indiana Agriculture.  Sheryl Seib (left) of Posey County received the Achievement Award and Lisa Chaudion of Monroe County received the Achievement Award at the Women in Agriculture Awards presentation during the lieutenant governor's Celebration of Agriculture program at the Indiana State Fair. 


Next Steps to Successfully Growing Future Farm Generations

For a family farm business to survive the decades, a farm family must plan the transfer from one generation to the next.  If your family faces a future farm business transfer, join us for a workshop to help you explore this area.

January 18 - Shelbyville, IN
January 26 - Shipshewana, IN
February 1 - Washington, IN
February 8 - Lebanon, IN
February 14 - Richmond, IN
Cost is $75 for the first 4 famiy members & $15 for each additional member.

To find out more and to register, please take a look at the Succession Planning Flyer.pdfSuccession Planning Flyer.pdf.  Program is sponsored by the Purdue Succession Planning Team.  Material is based upon work supported by USDA-NIFA under Award Number 2015-49200-24226.

Make the Best Out of a Code Red Situation!  
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Do you want to order you own Code Red flash drive or download the free Excel file?

If so, visit the the Code Red page on this website.  Code Red Flash Drives are available for download and purchase.  Ordering information can be found on the Code Red page or by contacting any Purdue Women in Agriculture Team member.


Proceedings from the
2016 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference
are posted on the "Related Links" page.


​​WIA Email Group

Purdue Extension maintains an email group for women in agriculture. If you are not already subscribed, please send an email to to subscribe. If you have a question or problem, just send an email to the list for help. This is a moderated list and you will not receive junk email.