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September 23, 2016 04:18 PM
2015 Executive Women in Agriculture Pam Fretwell

Don’t miss out on some fantastic opportunities to grow your business knowledge in the months ahead. From the West to the Midwest, you’re sure to find learning and networking opportunities that will benefit your team.


MILK Business Conference

Nov. 7-9

M Resort in Henderson, Nev.

Farm Journal's MILK Business Conference, formerly known as Dairy Today's Elite Producer Business Conference, challenges attendees and allows them to gain a competitive edge in the dairy industry! The event offers expert insight on the constantly changing and challenging dairy industry. The agenda consists of multiple speakers and panelists, sharing their perspectives on the dairy industry. Be challenged, gain a competitive edge and connect with other dairy business owners and managers at this unique education and networking event. Learn more.


Executive Women in Agriculture Conference

Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Palmer House Hilton in Chicago

Now in its sixth year, the Executive Women in Agriculture (EWA) conference is the industry’s premier event for women involved in the business of agriculture. Last year’s meeting drew 250 producers from 28 states. This year’s theme, “Turn Obstacles Into Opportunities,” captures the innovative and hard-working spirit of women in agriculture. Speakers will provide cutting-edge business education that challenges, inspires and teaches attendees how to prosper in any market environment, regardless of what they raise or produce. You will experience keynote speakers and hands-on breakout sessions on topics such as succession planning, commodity marketing and more. New this year is an opening networking reception on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 30. Learn more. 


Farm Journal Legacy Project Conference

Dec. 8-9

Marriott Kansas City Airport in Kansas City

No other event will help you start and develop your succession and estate plans more than the Legacy Project Conference. Held during the perfect window to kick-start your efforts, it will feature the industry’s top experts, who will provide key insights and answer questions. Speakers at the event include Dick Wittman, Wittman Consulting; Paul Neiffer, CliftonLarsonAllen; Polly Dobbs, Dobbs Legal Group; Johnne Syverson, Transition Point Business Advisors; Carolyn Rodenberg, Alternatives to Conflict; and Danny Klinefelter, Texas A&M University. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the latest legal and tax recommendations, how to achieve multigenerational success and reduce conflict in a family business and more. Learn more.


Top Producer Seminar

Jan. 24-27, 2017

Hilton Chicago Hotel in Chicago

Sharpen your business skills, learn market trends and borrow ideas from peers at this first-rate conference. The theme for 2017 is “Keep Calm, Farm On: Controlling Chaos in Uncertainty,” and the agenda will be packed with thought-provoking speakers whose insights will help you capitalize on your full business potential during challenging times. New this year will be an opening networking reception on the evening of Jan. 24. Be sure to attend the annual Top Producer of the Year award banquet on Jan. 25, which will honor three outstanding operations. You’ll learn more from the best business minds in three short days than at any other seminar all year. Learn more.


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