The annual Midwest Women in Agriculture conference is designed to help attendees develop new ideas and perspectives on agriculture to take home to their communities. The conference will be Feb. 29 and March 1 in Shipshewana, Ind.

“We have returning speakers from last year’s conference along with new, exciting speakers that should make for a fun time,” says Elysia Berry, Purdue University Extension educator. “Attendees vary from those in agricultural professions to those who have been involved in farming their whole lives to those just getting started, and there is much to learn for all.”

A keynote speaker, Pam Boocher, senior marketing associate from Elanco, will explore the benefits of modern, efficient technology used in food production in her speech “What Consumers Want: Technology Fighting for a Change to Feed the World.”

Other topics to be discussed include farm marketing, estate basics, grain bin safety, depression in women and more.

The conference fee is $80 per person for one day or $90 for both days if registered before Feb. 15. After that date, the costs increase to $115 for one day and $140 for both days.

Lodging is not included in the registration fee. A hotel room block is available for conference attendees at Amish Country Inn, (260) 765-7688. To receive the conference rate, reservations must be made by Feb. 15.

To register or for more information, visit the Purdue University Women in Agriculture website at