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Iowa Women in Agriculture present seventh annual conference July 30

Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:11 a.m. CDT

ANKENY — Iowa’s farm women are involved in a plethora of business decisions, from managing marketing decisions to preparing estate plans, keeping up on livestock regulations and doing the books. The seventh annual Iowa Women in Agriculture conference “All in A Day’s Work” will address today’s challenges.

The conference will run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 30th at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. A wine and cheese welcome reception sponsored by Smith Land Service Company will be held 5 to 8:30 p.m. July 29 at Courtyard by Marriott Ankeny.

This conference will feature a variety of topics and distinguished speakers, including:

• Farm estate planning, Roger McEowen, Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation

• Livestock marketing, Julianne Johnston, Farm Journal Media editor

• Mobile precision ag lab, Kevin Butt, Ellsworth Community College

• Financial risk management, April Langel, Farm Credit Services of America

• Livestock regulations, Eldon McAfee, attorney with Beving, Swanson and Forrest

• Agronomy, Sandy Endicott and Catherine Bloom, DuPont Pioneer

• QuickBooks, Brandi Shay, Southwestern Community College

• Stress management, Dr. Michael Rosmann, AgriWellness

• Income tax issues, Pat Dillon, attorney with Dillon Law

• Agricultural advocacy, Stacy and Troy Hadrick, farm family from South Dakota

• Annette Sweeney, former chairperson of the House Agriculture Committee and Iowa AgriWomen president

• Panel question and answer discussion

Cost for the conference is $70. This includes the evening welcome reception, continental breakfast and lunch. Registrations are due Saturday. All early paid registrants will be eligible to win a Google Nexus 7,16GB tablet.

For more information, contact IWIA president Deb Schuter at Smith Land Service Company at 712-243-4444 or visit

Sponsors for the event include Farm Credit Services of America, DuPont Pioneer, Iowa Farm Bureau, Nationwide Agribusiness, Stine, Monsanto, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Bankers Association, DeKalb, Smith Land Service Company and The Maschhoffs.

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