NFU holds an annual conference aimed at providing women farmers the resources they need to enhance their knowledge of their family farm operation and learn the value of leadership in rural communities and cooperatives.
The conference builds on NFU’s experience in offering adult education classes specifically designed for women in agriculture and provides participants with important leadership and management skills, as well as networking opportunities.
Highlights of last year’s agenda included: a screening of Terra Firma, an award-winning film about veteran women farmers; breakouts on leadership training, financial planning and Farm Bill programs; and special guests such as Althea Raiford, one of the women starring in Terra Firma; Lilia McFarland, coordinator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s New and Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program; and Gary Matteson, Farm Credit’s vice president for young, beginning, small farmer programs and outreach.
National Farmers Union 2016 Women’s Conference:
Women Making Moves: Managing Transitions on the Farm
Transitions within your professional career can be demanding, arduous and time-consuming. Your transitions do not have to be difficult; when you are prepared, transitions provoke creativity, success and skill development.
This year’s conference will host many inspired and diverse speakers touching on the topics of leadership development, finances, generational transitions and more. NFU works to provide the tools for women to overcome any transition in their career and set themselves up for a brighter and more successful future.
Click here to see an example agenda from last year’s Women’s Conference. The 2016 agenda will be announced shortly.