Conference Agenda

2015 Conference Agenda (subject to change)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 (optional)
Amazing Grazing II: Meat Processing and Marketing for Optimal Sales

Optional tour of KSU Grain Science Complex

3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Exhibitor set-up

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Registration and early check-in available

Thursday, February 5, 2015
8:00 a.m.
Registration and Check-in
Silent Auction opens (ends 11:00 a.m. Friday)
9:00 a.m.
Welcome and General Session

10:00-10:45 a.m.
Networking Sessions

11:00 a.m. - Noon
Breakout Sessions

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and General Session

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Visit vendors, Silent Auction

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dinner on your own/small groups

8:00 p.m.
Optional evening activity

Friday, February 6, 2015
6:00 a.m.
Yoga (optional)

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and General Session

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Break (silent auction ends)

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

2:00 p.m.

Planning for the 2015 conference is underway, but for reference, below is the agenda from the Feb. 2014 conference. Please check back regularly. Details will be posted once they are available.

2014 Conference Agenda:

Wednesday, February 12
3:00-6:00 p.m. Exhibitor set-up
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Registration early check-in available

Thursday, February 13
8:00 a.m.
Registration (light refreshments available)
Silent Auction opens (ends at 9:45 a.m. Friday)
9:00-9:45 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Session

Grand Challenges: Extension and You
Dr. Daryl Buchholz
Associate Director of Extension and Applied Research
Kansas State University

10:00-10:45 a.m.
Networking Sessions

Agriculture Partners - A woman who shares equal work, responsibilities, or decision-making on all aspects of the farm operation with her husband or other partner.

Independent Agriculture Producers - A woman who manages the farm largely by herself.

Agriculture Helpers - A woman who participates in agricultural production mainly during the busy times (e.g., harvest, planting, and calving seasons). Main farm activities involve gofering and traditional household chores.

Absentee Landowners - A woman who owns farmland but is not involved in day-to-day farm production activities.

Agriculture Industry Career Women - A woman who works in agriculture indirectly through professional service.

Business Managers - A woman whose main responsibilities are bookkeeping, information gathering, and financial decision-making, but whose husband or family member is the primary operator of the farm.

Homefront Heroes: Women with Family in the Military - A woman who has loved ones (e.g., spouse, siblings, children) currently serving in the Armed Forces.
10:55-11:45 a.m.

Farm Service Agency and the Beginning Farmer
Presenter: Shelly Wolfe, USDA-FSA

Four Personal Finance Conversations You Need to Have with Your Family
Presenter: Kristy Archuleta, School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University

Conservation Choices: Your Guide to Conservation and  Environmental Farming Practices
Presenter: Candy Thomas, USDA-NRCS

Food for Thought - Matching Method and Delivery
Presenters: Lacey Robinson and Brandi Frobose, Food for Thought student organization, Kansas State University

Growing Cash Flow
Presenter: Gary Matteson, Farm Credit Council

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Luncheon and General Session

Making Farm Successions Successful
Dr. Gregg Hadley
Assistant Director for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Community Development
Kansas State University

1:15-2:05 p.m.

Farm Business Organization Consideration for Transitioning Farms
Presenter: Forrest Buhler, Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services

Family Communication (repeated at 2:15)
Presenters: Charles Griffin and Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University

Estate Planning and Estate Tax Issues (repeated at 2:15)
Presenter: Shon Robben, Arthur-Green LLP

What Can I Do to Make My Soil "Healthy"?
Presenter: DeAnn Presley, Kansas State University

Public Square
Presenters: Liz Hendricks, Liz Sosa and Jeanette Siemens, Public Square Communities, Inc.

From the Land of Kansas
Presenter: Annarose Hart, Kansas Department of Agriculture
2:15-3:05 p.m.

Building the Farm Budget
Presenter: Duane Hund, Kansas State University

Family Communication (repeat session)
Presenters: Charles Griffin and Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University

Estate Planning and Estate Tax Issues (repeat session)
Presenter: Shon Robben, Arthur-Green LLP

Ag in the Classroom
Presenter: Cathy Musick, Kansas Foundation for Ag in the Classroom

Food Safety Laws in Kansas
Presenter: Adam Inman, Kansas Department of Agriculture

Stewards for Life - Managing Range and Pastureland
Presenter: David Kraft, USDA-NRCS
3:15 p.m.

3:45-4:45 p.m. 


 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Vendors – Drawing

General Session

The Heart of a Champion
Mitch Holthus
Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs

Reception sponsored by Kansas Farm Bureau (light refreshments)

Friday, February 14
7:30-8:00 a.m.

8:00-9:15 a.m.

General Session

The Magnificent Seven: Heroic Steps to Transform Impossible Relationships
Harriet Lerner
Author, speaker, and psychologist

9:15-9:45 a.m.
Break and Visit Vendor Booths
Silent Auction ends at 9:45 (winners announced at lunch)
9:45-10:35 a.m.

Intricacies of Buy-Sell Agreements (repeated at 10:45)
Presenter: Ron Beach, PeoplesCompany

So You Are Serving on a Board, Now What?
Presenter: Trudy Rice, K-State Research and Extension

Kansas 50-year Water Vision and Water Rights 101
Presenter: Lane Letourneau, Kansas Department of Agriculture

The Basics of Crop Insurance
Presenter: Beth Slack, American AgCredit

You and Health Insurance: Making a Smart Choice for Farm Families
Presenter: Roberta Riportella, K-State Research and Extension

10:45-11:35 a.m.

Grain and Livestock Marketing
Presenter: LaVell Winsor, Farm Futures, Loewen and Associates

You and Health Insurance: Making a Smart Choice for Farm Families
Presenter: Roberta Riportella, Kansas State University

Intricacies of Buy-Sell Agreements (repeat session)
Presenter: Ron Beach, PeoplesCompany

Enhancing Employee Performance
Presenter: Gregg Hadley, Kansas State University

Insuring Specialty Crops
Presenter: Jordan Olsen, Frontier Farm Credit
11:45 a.m.
Lunch (silent auction winners announced)
12:30-2:00 p.m.
General Session

3 Keys to Solving Global Hunger: How the Education, Empowerment, and Engagement of Women are Key to Winning the War against Hunger
Rick McNary
Writer, speaker and consultant for international hunger relief nonprofits

The term "hunger space" is used to describe the intersection of governments, nonprofits, companies, educational institutions, religious groups, civic organizations, and individuals engaged in the fight against global hunger.

Rick will give us insight from his international work in the hunger space and introduce us to the major players; the latest stats on domestic and global hunger; the current issues; the cause and effect of hunger; the solutions to eliminating hunger; and the important role women in agriculture play in feeding the world. 

2:00 p.m.
Conference adjourns