Registration opens September 1, 2015! Attendance will be limited to 150 young women
Women play many important roles in agriculture as scientists, researchers, ranchers, care takers, and producers, just to name a few. At FarmHer shining a light on these women is our mission and we know it is important that they are celebrated for their accomplishments, are given a platform to share their stories and are able to inspire others through connection.
As our way of helping connect, inform and inspire the next generation of women in ag, we bring you Grow by Future FarmHer. GROW is an event that will inspire and empower young women in agriculture to take an active role in the agriculture industry. This event, for young women ages 15-23 with an interest in agriculture, will feature inspirational and informational experiences as a group as well as meaningful one-on-one connections with women ag leaders. At Grow by Future FarmHer, young women will get a real-life look at what they need to do to be successful ag leaders, while gaining the encouragement and making the connections that are pivotal to helping them GROW in agriculture. Register today to join your peers, be inspired, learn and GROW your future in ag!
We want each attendee to have a positive, fun learning experience. The event is packed full of inspirational and knowledgeable speakers, networking opportunities, and valuable learning adventures. Attendees will also receive:
Networking is important for women of all ages. Our goal is to connect you with women leading agribusinesses and ag operations. The Connection Point will give you the opportunity to visit with these women at their designated booth space around the center.
Women Leading the Way Luncheon
Enjoy some time to connect one-on-one with a successful woman in ag during lunch! With a focus on connecting agribusiness professionals with young women in agriculture, all attendees will enjoy lunch with a woman making a difference in Iowa agriculture.
Information coming soon!
Please note this agenda is tentative and that additional speakers are still being added!
8:00 - Breakfast, Registration & Connection Point Networking
9:00 - Grow event begins with opening comments from Marji and Lexi of FarmHer
9:30 - Dean Winterstein of Iowa State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
9:30 - 10:15 - Alexis Taylor, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services on being a successful woman in ag.
10:15 - 10:30 - FarmHer Hall of Fame Inductee Award Presentation, Presenter To Be Announced
10:30 - 11:00 - Self Promotion and Professionalism - FFA
11:00 - 11:45 - Connection Point Networking
11:45-1:00 - Women Leading the Way Luncheon
12:15 - 12:30 - Lunch Speaker, Cristen Clark, Food and Swine Blogger
1:15 - 3:15 - Congruent Breakouts (choose 2)
3:30 - The Power of Being a FarmHer with Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer
4 - Scholarship Presentation and Closing
4-4:30 Connection Point Networking and Departure