WICHITA, Kan., – Women involved in agriculture from throughout the U.S. and Canada will head to Wichita, KS, Nov. 10-13 for the 36th annual American Agri-Women (AAW) convention. Their purpose reflects the mission of the 40,000-member organization: Gather resources and knowledge to represent the agriculture industry in an educated, professional and passionate manner.
Kansas Agri-Women, a state affiliate, is hosting the event. The convention’s theme is “Sharing America’s Harvest.” Download the convention registration form here.
Speakers and programs will cover the latest issues in agriculture, including sustainability, marketing, advocacy and more. Keynote speakers include:
- Kyle Bauer, general manager of KFRM, a leading ag radio station
- Dr. Jay Lehr, author, The Heartland Institute science director, and environmental and groundwater expert
- Ted Schroeder, Kansas State University ag economics professor and commodity marketing expert
- Judge Tommy B. Webb, Kansas District Magistrate Judge, and leadership and motivational speaker
Break-out sessions will cover such key topics as animal welfare, estate planning and property rights. The sessions will also provide training on social media, leadership, and more to give attendees tools for their own farms, ranches and agribusinesses, and for their work representing agriculture. View the full agenda here.
- The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Wichita, which is located on the Arkansas River and minutes from Wichita’s Old Town district.
- Special events include:
o A “Taste of Kansas” reception at the Mid America All-Indian Center
o A post-convention tour will examine energy and environmental topics, related to natural gas, green construction and biomass technologies.
AAW is a national coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women, representing 60 state and commodity affiliates. AAW helps educate consumers; advocates for agriculture; and provides networking and professional development for its members.
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