Northeast plans 5th "Agceptional" conference for women
NORFOLK, NE. – Early reservations are encouraged for the 5th annual AG-ceptional Women’sConference at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
The conference will be held Friday, November 22, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Center on the Northeast campus in Norfolk. Advance registration is now open with a cost of $35, which includes lunch.
Conference Director is Corinne Morris, dean of agriculture, math and science at Northeast. She is being assisted by Kathy Neidig, Hilary Maricle, associate dean of agriculture, math and science, and several committee members from Norfolk and surrounding communities. “The conference is made possible through the generous support of over 80 sponsors including agricultural businesses, financial institutions, and other businesses throughout the region,” Morris said.
“The AG-ceptional Women’s Conference focuses on women in agriculture and puts them in the lime- light for a day. Confidence, knowledge and encouragement can be gained from attending this one-day conference at Northeast Community College in Norfolk,” Morris added.
She noted this is the 5th annual conference. “We are giving a high five to our many sponsors and women in agriculture. The conference is intended to empower women to meet the challenges of the diverse agriculture industry.” Morris said the conference provides a networking venue where women in agriculture can learn more about management skills, gain confidence in decision making, and get information to achieve an overall sense of well-being.
"We are drawing sell-out crowds to our annual conference," she said. "I cannot re-iterate enough that early registration is most important for those who want to attend for the first time or return for another conference.
Radke, a fifth generation rancher and one of the beef industry's most-recognized bloggers will give the keynote address, “Real Ranch Wives of Rural America," at 9:45 a.m. She writes for BEEF magazine and was listed on Media Industry News' 2012 Top 15 under 30 People to Watch list, as well as the Cattle Business Weekly's 2012 Top 10 Beef Industry Leaders Under 40 list. Radke, of Mitchell, S.D., is the author of the book, “Levi’s Lost Calf."
Her latest project is a ranch romance novel titled, “Dakota Rose.”
In addition to raising beef, Radke travels the country speaking to agricultural groups. Morris said she is a true advocate for agriculture. “She has a passion and a love for not only telling the story of agriculture but also helping others tell the story. Radke has been noted as keeping us in tune with the current industry trends and issues.”
During the day-long Ag-ceptional Women’s Conference, women can choose to attend four, 50-minute break-out sessions from a total of 28 different presentations. Break-out sessions include health and wellness, record keeping, farm taxation, family succession planning, social media, commodity markets, today’s land markets and more. Check-in is set for 8-8:30 a.m. on November 22 with exhibits, networking and a breakfast scheduled from 8-9 a.m.
The 2013 AG-ceptional Woman of the Year will also be introduced.