Attend this interactive session to learn about the Women in Blue Jeans conference in Mitchell, South Dakota, and make plans to host a conference in your area.
Women in Blue Jeans is a grass-roots effort that began in 2001 and has hosted an average of 250 women at each annual conference since then. With the support of private sponsorships and government grants, ladies are able to attend for a fraction of the actual production cost.
The conference is organized and produced by volunteers. Members of the steering committee are from many walks of life, including farm partners, an ag banker, county commissioners, a radio news director, and a commodity broker. Speakers are local experts in their fields, so ladies will have continued access to those resources.
From selecting a location and date to generating sponsors to selecting a slate of speakers, we’ve been there and you can learn from our experiences.
The Women in Blue Jeans conference has already been reproduced by a group of like-minded women in Iowa, and interest in the conference keeps growing. Don’t start from scratch when you can learn from a group who can say they’ve ‘been there, done that.’
|Conference||2008 National Women in Agriculture Educators Conference|
|Presentation Type||90-Minute Concurrent|