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Women in Agriculture Conference

2018 Conference–Stepping Out!

November 2-3, 2018
Oglebay Resort and Conference Center
Wheeling, West Virginia

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We all know the challenges facing farmers across our nation, and it is becoming more important each year that we work together to strengthen the face of agriculture. 

As this conference has evolved, we have grown together over the past few years. We are eager to keep moving women in agriculture forward with another great line up of farm tours and sessions.

In the past, our conferences have been about “Stepping Forward” in the world of agriculture, and “Stepping Up,” whether its stepping up your game on your own farm or stepping up your game in the local community. This year, we focus on “Stepping Out” – stepping out of your comfort zone, stepping out on your operations, and stepping out to make new connections in the farm community.

On behalf of West Virginia University and WVU Extension Service’s Agriculture and Natural Resources unit, the Women in Agriculture Team invites you to the 5th annual West Virginia Women in Agriculture Conference.

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

      A complete list of the schedule, speakers, sponsorship information and activities can be found on the right-hand side of this page. Just click on the appropriate links for additional information. We look forward to seeing you in November!

      Register Online for the 2018 Women in Ag Conference Printable Registration Form



      Oglebay Resort and Conference Center

      Oglebay Resort and Conference Center

      465 Lodge Drive
      Wheeling, WV 26003
      • Room rates for the conference are $125 for a double room. (This fee is in addition to your registration fee.)
      • Mention WVU Extension Service’s West Virginia Women in Ag Conference.
      Make Reservations at Oglebay Resort

      The Wheeling area has a number of lodging options available. Visit for more information.