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Katie Dilse farms with her husband and family near Scranton, ND. She is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Agriculture Advisory Council and was named Top 40 Under 40 by Business Watch Magazine.
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Katie Dilse farms with her husband and family near Scranton, ND. She is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Agriculture Advisory Council and was named Top 40 Under 40 by Business Watch Magazine.

SD Women in Ag conference registration, award nominations open, scholarships available


News Staff - August 16, 2019

DEADWOOD, SD - Women who are involved in the agriculture industry across the region, or those who just want to know more about agriculture can register now for the South Dakota Women in Agriculture’s  (SDWIA) 2019 rural conference.

The annual conference  provides women with  speakers and resources that address current ag issues along with self-development topics. Networking opportunities, Pay It Forward projects, creative learning sessions and  vendor shopping are also part of the conference lineup, set for Oct. 10-11 in Deadwood.

Dynamic speaker Katie Dilse of North Dakota is this year’s keynote presenter. She is a farm wife and mom that understands the daily challenges of a life in production agriculture. She will be talking about the importance of developing connections, seeking opportunities and working together to better our agricultural lives.

Other sessions will include information on animal health, social media, soil science, and cell-based meat.

Nomination are also being accepted now for the organization’s South Dakota Ag Woman of the Year and Young Gun nominations.  Annually at the conference two women are recognized for their passion and work in the agricultural industry.

Also offered are attendee scholarships available for those under the age of 25 to assist with registration and travel costs.  Registration forms and more information on both nominations and scholarships are available at www.SouthDakotaWomeninAg.com

“We look forward to hosting ladies in Deadwood again this year for a conference that has lots to offer in education and entertainment,” Jenn Stomprud, SDWIA president says. “We routinely see women from multiple states attend and ages range from 85 to 18. Everyone is welcome, so please come join us.”



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