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Conference Name Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference

Stacy Herr


The Midwest Women in Agriculture conference was designed to meet the needs of women in agriculture by addressing the personal, family, and farm issues that affect their lives, their families, and their farm businesses. Women play major roles in making their family farms profitable and ensuring the emotional well-being of their farm families. To assist women with these needs, a team of Purdue Extension educators has sponsored this conference annually since 2002. The conference has empowered over 650 attendees from six states over the past five years, giving them the tools they need to make decisions about their family farms. In 2006 the conference was expanded to 2 locations. Conference sessions addressed issues in market, price, legal, production, and human risk management. Women reported by attending the conference they increased confidence, morale, motivation, and support from others dealing with similar issues. The conference has also helped women to define their role in making the farm profitable and to build a network of support.

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