Cornhusker Economics

Nebraska Women in Agriculture Celebrating 35 Years

A crowd of almost 300 gathered together February 20 and 21 in Kearney, Nebraska for the Nebraska Women in Agriculture conference, with the theme — Celebrating 35 Years!

The conference is one of the longest-running women's conferences of its kind in the country. The goal of the Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference is for women to build relationships with each other while gaining valuable knowledge about managing risk on their farms and ranches. The event featured 5 general session speakers and 35 workshop sessions.

The keynote speaker this year was Michele Payn, author and founder of Cause Matters Corp. Michele discussed mental health in her talk “Resiliency for Agriculture: Surviving the Darkest Storms.” She noted that farmers die by suicide at nearly twice the rate of the general United States population. She provided tools to reduce stress, proactively manage mental health, find the meaning beyond work, and find help.

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2020 Cornhusker Economics

2019 Cornhusker Economics