Experience proves that women agriculturalists enjoy the learning and social experience of a WIA conference – evident by 26 years of a successful Nebraska program. Critics, however, challenge the program asking if the experience translates into real on-farm, on-ranch change. Is the learning affecting production operations? Are women expanding their agricultural roles? What issues and topics do the women feel to be important to their roles? To answer these questions, the University of Nebraska researchers conducted a comprehensive survey of the Nebraska WIA conference attendees. They wanted to learn first-hand the roles of the women agriculturalists and the importance they give to risk management tools, marketing, value-added business and much more. Attend the workshop to learn what the women are doing, saying and learning as well as how the results will be used for future programming. A copy of the results and survey tool will be available.
|Conference||2012 Women in Agriculture Educators National Conference|
|Presentation Type||60-Minute Concurrent|