Schedule

7:45 Wednesday March 28, 2012 through
12:15 Thursday March 29, 2012

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The Women in Agriculture Educators National Conference brings together private and public sector educators, crop insurance agents, lenders, and other agricultural professionals who are involved in outreach education, to share ongoing and emerging successful risk management education efforts directed toward women and their families who are involved in production agriculture. Conference participants learn about educational efforts which assist women producers to effectively manage financial, production, marketing, legal and human resource risks associated with their agribusinesses.

A Pre-Conference Seminar was held on Tuesday afternoon, March 27. The topic of the Pre-Conference Seminar topic was:
"Risk Management: Farmers As Food System Experts".

 

Wednesday March 28, 2012

7:00a

Breakfast

 

7:45

Keynote Address:
Mary Kay Thatcher - Is the 2012 Farm Bill Like a Monopoly Game?

 

8:45

BREAK

 

 

ROOM 1

ROOM 2

ROOM 3

ROOM 4

ROOM 5

 
 

Professional Development Sessions

 

9:15

Social Media/Social Networking

Learning Styles - Learning How to Communicate With Different Types of Individuals

Evaluation Best Practices for Results Based & Logic Model Programs

In Her Boots: Reaching out to Women in Sustainable Agriculture

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Concurrent Session Presentations

 

11:00

Social Media Applications in Ag Risk Management

Polarity Mapping:Managing Paradoxes in Family Business

Addressing the Extension Program Needs of Traditionally Underserved Groups: Results from Risk Management Colloquia Across the South

Local Foods and LocalFresh.info; an On-line Tool for Connecting Producers with Consumers

Unleashing the Power of a Discussion Group

 

11:45

Building Your Legacy, Tips and Tools on Developing an Agricultural Advocacy Program

Increasing the Effectiveness of Farm and Family Meetings

Team Up With Formal Education for Maximum Impact

Seeds for Success: Planning and Financing Your Local Food Business

1. Networking with Farm Women, 2. Risk Management Training for Agritourism Operators; Supportive Networks Grow Success

 

12:15p

Buffet Lunch & Luncheon Address:
Vicki Hebb - A Women’s Life on the Rez

 

 

ROOM 1

ROOM 2

ROOM 3

ROOM 4

ROOM 5

 

1:45

Iowa Women Marketing Clubs - If you present it, they will come!

Planning for Intergenerational Family Business Transition

What's the Value of Your Experience? Assessing a WIA Conference

Educating Women Farmers to Assess Local Foods Opportunities and Risks

Women, Farms & Food - Education and Networking for Women in Agriculture

 

3:00

Commodity Challenge

Investing for Farm Families - A Piece of the Retirement Puzzle

Agritourism Emergency Preparedness - Traditional and New Risk Management Concerns

Increasing Financial Management Skills in Farm Women

Ag Lease 101

 

3:30

BREAK

 

 

ROOM 1

ROOM 2

ROOM 3

ROOM 4

ROOM 5

 

4:00

Finding help to get started- Start2Farm.gov

Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives to Manage Ag Production Risk

Sharing the Farm Experience: Women Farmers Manage Risk through Agritourism

What's your Perspective? Communicating with the public about animal welfare

Creating Successful Land Lease Arrangements

 

4:45

Cultivating Accessible Agriculture - Understanding the National AgrAbility Project and the Impacts of Arthritis as a Disability in Agriculture

The Use of High Tunnels and Crop Insurance to Manage Risk in Specialty Crop Production

The Many Hats of a Farmer Entrepreneur

My Library - The new AgRisk Education Library

Machinery Sharing, An Option in Farm/Ranch Transition Planning

 

6:00p

Poster Session and Networking Reception

 

 

Thursday March 29, 2012

7:00a

BREAKFAST

 

7:45

Capstone Address:
Laura Kalambokidis - Creating Public Value with Risk Management Education

 

 

ROOM 1

ROOM 2

ROOM 3

ROOM 4

ROOM 5

 

8:45

1. Retirement Planning for Farm and Ranch Families, 2. Helping Ohio Farm Families Transfer their Farm, 3. North Dakota Farm/Ranch Transition Planning; Program Design, Implementation and Impact

Cotton/Grain Risk Management Workshop

1. An FSA For All Seasons, 2. Understanding and Accessing Credit available from Farm Service Agency under the Agencies socially

Reducing Liability and Asset Protection for the Family Farm

1. Empowering Women Farmers in New Jersey and Turkey, 2. Technology and Managemnt Educational Center for Socially Disadvantage Farmers and Ranchers of Puerto Rico, 3. Women In Puerto Rico's Agrculture Preserving Farm Lands For A Sustainable Development

 

10:00

Empowering Beginning Women Farmers through Whole Farm Planning

Drought and Post-Drought Tools and Educational Programs for Beef Producers (and Their Lenders)

Financial Accounting Workshops Using QuickBooks for Wisconsin Dairy Producers

Teaching Tax Issues to Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Women involved in American Indian Agriculture

 

10:45

BREAK

 

 

ROOM 1

ROOM 2

ROOM 3

ROOM 4

ROOM 5

 

11:15

What's It Worth If You Stay On The Farm

Southwest North Dakota Soil Health Project

1. Computer Training for Farm Businesses, 2. Rutgers Cost Accounting Program Now Tracks Cash Flows

Using Farm Financial Statements for Better Business Decision Making

Youth Safe Farm Program: West Virginia’s Success Story

 

12:15p

CONFERENCE CLOSE - SAFE TRAVELS

 

As with any schedule, the time and placement of sessions may be subject to changes.

 
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