Women in Agriculture conference registration opens

By HALEY STEINKUHLER

Nebraska women will learn how to plan and make better business decisions for farms, ranches, communities, families and themselves at the 32nd Women in Agriculture Conference, Feb. 23-24, at the Kearney Holiday Inn Conference Center, 110 S. Second Ave., in Kearney.

The Women in Agriculture Conference is one of the longest-running women’s conferences of its kind in the country. The theme of the 2017 conference is “Women in Agriculture: The Heart of the Farm,” and features a variety of workshops and speakers.

Conference keynote speaker Ron Hanson, emeritus professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will discuss “Continuing the Nebraska Legacy of Family Farming and Ranching” on Feb. 23. The talk will explore the importance and urgency of developing and implementing a succession plan for family farm and ranch operations. The talk is sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America.

 

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