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KWIA Conference - 2015

16th Annual
Kentucky Women in Agriculture Conference
Agri Women Today

November 9-11, 2015

Hyatt Regency Downtown
Lexington, KY

Registration Form (.doc, 56 KB)
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A special rate has been arranged for conference attendees: $117 single/double + tax. Those needing overnight accommodations should visit or contact the Hyatt Regency at 800-233-1234 and ask for the “KY Women in Ag” rate.
Make reservations by Oct. 15 to ensure the group rate is available.

Tentative Agenda - Women in Agriculture: Agri-Women Today

A final agenda will be provided at the meeting with more up-to-date information.

Monday, November 9

  9:30 a.m. EST   Registration & Tradeshow Exhibits Open

11 a.m.   Opening Session

11:30 a.m.   Luncheon
                     Keynote Speaker: Eleanor Boden, Myerscough College, United Kingdom
1:00 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions
"Aging Gracefully"
Presented by Amy Hosier, Associate Professor of Family Sciences, University of Kentucky
"Women Leaders in Agriculture"
Panel TBA
"Preparing for Success: Business Planning & Farm Financials"
Teri Atkins, Financial Services Officer, Farm Credit Mid-America

2:00 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions -
                     - Repeated -

3:00 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions -
                     - Repeated -

              4 p.m.   Viewing: Terra Firma, a film about women veteran farmers

Tuesday, November 10
  7:30 a.m.  District Networking Breakfast

8 a.m.  District Updates

                     Guest Speaker: Natasha Saunders, University of Kentucky Diversity

  9:30 a.m.  Roundtable Sessions -
                     "Suri Alpacas"
                     "Rain Barrels"
                     "Composting 101"
                     "Ag in the Classroom"
                     "Pastured Poultry" - KSU
                     "REAP" - USDA
                     "Organic Seeds"
                     "Hemp" - USDA
                     "Water Quality"
                     "Essential Oils"

Noon   Awards Luncheon - sponsored by Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture
                     Keynote Speaker: Benita McCoy-Lyons, Author of "Kentucky Scratch Cooking" and descendant of the Real McCoys
2:00 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions
"Biotechnology: Tobacco Research/Ebola Vaccine"
Presented by Barry Bratcher
"Female Hormones"
Presented by Mary Lee Snodgrass, Registered Pharmascist

3:00 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions -
                     - Repeated -

4:00 p.m.  Agricultural Program Updates
Panel TBA                     

6:00 p.m.  Taste of Kentucky Proud Event
                     Featured Chef: Benita McCoy-Lyons

Wednesday, November 11

  8:15 a.m. EST  Central Kentucky Ag Tour Departure -
                     UK Meats Lab Tour, Lexington
                     Boone Creek Creamery, Lexington
                     Old Crowe Inn Vineyard, Danville (lunch, tour, tasting)
                     UK Butcher Shop

2015 Conference Registration Registration Form .doc, 56 KB)

Please email or fax registration form after submitting PayPal payment and include your PayPal confirmation/order number.

Registration Deadline - Oct. 24, 2015
    Please submit the conference registration form above

     (Includes 3 conference meals + Taste of Ky Proud + materials + 2016 annual membership)

Registration Fee
Registrant Name
Payment for Post-Conference Ag Tour ($25)
Wednesday, Nov. 11 (Time TBA)


Taste of Kentucky Proud Event -
$20 per additional ticket
(1 ticket is included with full conference registration)

Tuesday, Nov. 10 (5:30 p.m. - will call opens; 6 p.m. event begins)

Sponsorship: If you would like to sponsor the 2015 KWIA Conference please send an email to

Sponsor Levels (.doc, 177 KB)

Donations are appreciated in all forms. If you would like to use a credit card to make a donation please use the PayPal option below.   

Thanks to all our sponsors! 


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