Women involved in agriculture from throughout the U.S. and Canada will head to Wichita, Nov. 10-13 for the 36th annual American Agri-Women convention.
The organization has about 40,000 members and has a mission to 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."
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 and 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.
Special events include: A "Taste of Kansas" reception at the Mid America All-Indian Center; tours of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, the Kansas Underground Salt Museum and regional ag operations.
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.
Download the convention registration form here: http://americanagriwomen.org/node/173.