ANKENY From managing marketing decisions to preparing estate plans, Iowa's farm women are involved in a variety of farm business decisions. On Tuesday, July 30, the seventh annual Iowa Women in Agriculture conference "All In A Day's Work" will address these duties and more. The Iowa Soybean Association is a sponsor of the conference.
The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. A wine and cheese welcome and reception event sponsored by Smith Land Service Co. will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29, at the Courtyard Marriott in Ankeny.
"Our board is excited to present this opportunity to Iowa's agricultural women," says Deb Schuler, Iowa Women in Agriculture president. "We've developed an agenda that covers some incredibly important issues for today's farmers and farm families. In an age when regulations and rules are constantly evolving, it's vital for farmers to be up-to-date on issues that affect their operations."
The conference will feature a variety of topics and well-known speakers, including:
Farm estate planning, Roger McEowen, Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation
Livestock marketing, Julianne Johnston, Farm Journal Media editor
How a bill becomes a law, Annette Sweeney, Iowa AgriWomen president and former chair of the House Agriculture Committee
Mobile Precision Ag Lab, Kevin Butt, Ellsworth Community College
Financial risk management, April Langel, Farm Credit Services of America
Livestock regulations, Eldon McAfee, attorney with Beving, Swanson & Forrest, P.C.
Agronomy, Sandy Endicott and Catherine Bloom, DuPont Pioneer
QuickBooks, Brandi Shay, Southwestern Community College
Stress management, Dr. Michael Rosmann, AgriWellness, Inc.
Income tax issues, Pat Dillon, attorney with Dillon Law, P.C.
Agricultural advocacy, Stacy and Troy Hadrick, farm family from South Dakota
Cost for the conference includes continental breakfast, lunch and reception. To register, go online to www.iawomeninag.org. Registrations are due by July 20.