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Women in Ag Conference

Female peach grower holding peaches in front of tree. 2022 West Virginia Women in Agriculture Conference

The annual West Virginia Women in Agriculture Conference provides research-based and practical educational opportunities for agribusiness women while fostering networking and leadership development. Workshops focus on the five areas of risk management and production enterprises. Farm tours highlight successful operations and provide opportunities for participants to learn from other’s experiences. The conference rotates annually to demonstrate the diversity of agricultural enterprises throughout West Virginia.

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The 2022 Women in Agriculture Conference will take place on November 18-19. Plan to join us this year at the Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, West Virginia! 

Conference registration is NOW OPEN! 

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Keynote Speaker

Michele Payn of Cause Matters will be speaking on resiliency in agriculture focusing on mental health and self-care. 

Michele will help you stand up and celebrate the people, promise and passion in our business. Laugh and cry while celebrating work from the farm gate to the consumer plate. Find inspiration for agriculture from one of our own. You'll find new "fighting moves" that will get you thinking about our opportunity for the conversation around the plate in this keynote. 

Michele, a certified speaking professional, connects the people and science of food and farming as principal of Cause Matters Corp. She is known for being a community catalyst, a passionate advocate for global agriculture—and antagonizing people into action. 

To learn more about Michele and the rest of the conference schedule, click on the button below.

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Conference Lodging

Conference attendees are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements at the Resort at Glade Springs. A block of rooms is reserved for conference attendees. 

To reserve a room for the conference, attendees may call 1-877-814-7316 and ask for Women in Agriculture Conference. All reservations must be made by October 3, 2022 to receive the group rate.  

Women in Ag Learning Objectives:

  • Education: Find information easily obtained, retained and understandable from discussion-based teaching experiences at the conference.
  • Collaboration: Learn how to more effectively connect with other producers, funders, service providers and governmental representatives.
  • Leadership: Understand the importance of developing leadership skills and sharing them to increase successes in the agriculture and natural resources industry.
  • Economic: Adopt strategies that will lead to improved efficiency and increase small farm and agribusiness sustainability in West Virginia.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

Thank you to our conference sponsors!

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Farm Credit logo  West Virginia Department of Agriculture seal logo

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