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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 Event

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

Women to Women: Educating Women about Farm Commodity Marketing
Featured Speaker: Naomi Blohm, Stewart Peterson
Workshop Objects:
  • Learn the basics of the available cash marketing tools including how and when to best utilize them.
  • Hands-on: walk through examples of how a futures contract works, and how it can affect your average price per bushel.
  • Learn the basics of put and call options in a way that makes sense, while incorporating them into the current market place.
  • Walk away with strategies that your farm can use today, no matter what price scenario unfolds for the year ahead!

 March 21 - Putnam County Fairgrounds, Greencastle, IN
March 22 - Huntington University, Huntington, IN

 Program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost is $30/person

 Please register by March 14, 2017 by submitting this registration form: 2017 WIA Farm Marketing.pdf2017 WIA Farm Marketing.pdf.
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. 


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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.