2015 WIA Conference

9/21/15 - 9/23/15     Excelsior Springs, Mo
"Roaring Into Our Twenties"

What an exciting conference we experienced at The Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs.  Monday kicked off with vendors and guest speaker, Carolyn Miller – Nostalgia, Vintage Apparel:  Wedding Garments for the opening session.  During the afternoon ladies had the choice to attend Financial Planning-Personal Finance, Rain Simulator, Gardening with Cover Crops, Internet Safety, 5 Questions Landowners should ask their Operators, Financial Planning-Recordkeeping, Backyard Chickens, Smart Technology and Dry Canning.  The banquet meal was served then the ladies were able to enjoy a nice show of dancing and singing.  The hospitality room and silent auction were open after the banquet and everyone had a roaring good time.

Exciting tours on Tuesday took the ladies back in time to Watkin’s Mill State Park where they were able to see the Woolen Mill, House and Museum and visit Platte-Clay Electric for solar energy, Mule Barn Berries for a different approach to high tunnels and square foot gardening and visit Buffalo.  An amazing lunch was catered by Sugar & Spice.  For evening entertainment some ladies painted with local artist Molly Roberts, while other enjoyed line dancing and salsa on the lawn, many ladies had an amazing ghost tour of The Elms with Jay.  As always the hospitality room and silent auction were open where many laughs were shared and memories made…and some of the ladies enjoyed the outdoor hot tub!!

On Wednesday ladies got to experience the Feisty Farm Wife, GMO’s and Crop Insurance as well experience the 2nd power outage, this just added to the ambiance of the ghosts of The Elms.  Dr. Julie Connor was guest speaker during brunch.

The torch was passed to the SW area for the 2016 Women In Agriculture State Conference.  Dee Glenn, Dade County, accepted the torch and briefly spoke to the ladies and announced the location may be around the Springfield area.

Roaring Into Our Twenties Registration Brochure

2015 Women In Ag Gallery

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