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Women in Agriculture

2020 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference
February 19-20, 2020
Muncie, Indiana
Registration is now open for the 2020 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference!
There is an exciting mix of speakers planned for this year's webinar.  Keynote speakers include Jolene Brown, a representative from the Indiana State FFA Officer Team, and our 2019 Purdue Women in Agriculture Award Winners - Natasha Cox and Bec Wicker.  Jolene will be doing her presentations entitled "Farmer Brown on Family Business" and "Harvest the Humor: A Celebration of Life on the Farm."  Jolene Brown is a walking-talking spokesperson and champion for the people of agriculture.  Natasha and Bec will be sharing their experiences, leadership lessons and stories about their successes in agriculture.   In addition to the keynote speakers, there are several breakout sessions focusing on diversified agriculture, succession planning, farm management, and much more!  Additionally, we are excited to offer the Becoming the Employer of Choice program as the pre-conference sessions to the 2020 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference. 

Early bird registration deadline is February 7, 2020. Please click here to complete your registration online.

A brochure for the conference can be downloaded below. 

 2020 Midwest Women in Ag Conference Registration Brochure.pdf

Hotel rooms need to be reserved by February 1, 2020.

Becoming the Employer of Choice
February 18, 2020
Registration: 9:30 - 10:00 am
Program: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Muncie, Indiana
Becoming the Employer of Choice is geared for current and future farmer managers/owners looking it improve their human resource management skills.  The program includes hands-on activities to engage managers to increase management awareness and ability.  We are excited to offer the Becoming the Employer of Choice program as the pre-conference sessions to the 2020 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference. 
Registration is $40 per person with conference registration and $75 per person if not attending the conference.

Please click here to complete your registration online.

For more information about the Becoming the Employer of Choice pre-conference session, download the conference brochure below.

 2020 Midwest Women in Ag Conference Registration Brochure.pdf

Young Ladies of Agriculture Forum

February 19th from 4:30-6:30 pm
Horizon Convention Center
601 S High Street
Muncie, IN 47305

$15 per young lady

Whether or not you are an FFA member, the FFA Creed means a lot to those in the agriculture industry.  What does the future hold for agriculture? What is your place in this future?  Hear from Dr. Mark Tucker, Purdue Ag Communications professor and young women pursuing their future in agricluture as students at Purdue University, as they encourage you to BELIEVE in your future!

Download the flyer here.
Download the regristration form here.
Annie's Project

This six-week course is a discussion-based workshop bringing women together to learn from experts in production, financial management, human resources, marketing and the legal field.  There's plenty of time for questions, sharing, reacting and connecting with your presenters and fellow participants.
Cost is $75 for all six sessions.

Daviess Co. - Starts February 19th - Register by calling 812-254-8668 - Flyer
Hendricks Co. & Putnam Co. - Starts February 25th - Register by calling 765-653-8411 - Flyer
Whitley Co. - Starts March 9th - Register by calling 260-244-7615 - Flyer

Upcoming Webinar Series

Livestock Guardian Animals
  • February 25, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
  • Livestock Guardian Animals have been used for thousand of years to help protect animals from predators, but which type is right for your operation?  Join us as we look at the different type of livestock guardian animals, their traits, and decide what fits best for you.
  • Register for the webinar here!


Women in Agriculture Award Nominations Are Currently Being Accepted

Each year, the Purdue Women in Agriculture (WIA) Team recognizes Indiana women who are leaders and innovators and who have contributed to the success of Indiana's agricultural industry. 

The Purdue WIA Team is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Purdue Women in Agriculture Awards.  Nominees will be placed in either the Leadership, Achievement, or Emerging Women in Ag categories for award consideration as deemed appropriate by the WIA Team.  Women who are interested in the award may nominate themselves, or be nominated by someone else.

Previous winners include women in integral roles in their personal and/or family farm business, corporate and nonprofit leaders, educators, veterinarians, and women in public service roles.  To find out more about the various awards, please review the nomination forms found below.  More information about past award winners can be found under the "awards" tab of the website.

2020 Award Application 

Deadline: May 1, 2020  


​​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.