IL Chapter | 2021 ISPFMRA Annual Meeting - A Virtual Event

When:  Jan 28, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM (CT)
Associated with  Illinois Chapter of ASFMRA
The iconic image of the ‘little woman’ standing beside her weathered farmer/rancher husband with children clutching her dress is generations and a century behind the reality of today. Today’s agriculturist woman is the full partner in the farm business, as skilled at running a combine as she is her laptop....AND just as apt to be a professional with an off-farm career as an accountant, a business manager, an educator, a financial advisor, a politician, a communicator.

Join the Illinois Chapter as it undertakes a virtual look at the changing role of women in today’s farming operations. Our guests are regional and national leaders who just happen to be involved in the business of agriculture. And all of them are women.

NOTE: For those of you with lady land-owners or women clients, this might be a great opportunity for you to invite them to register as your guests. See the Registration Page for details on fees and links.

Note:  A GoToMeeting Invitation will be sent to all registrants prior to the event. If you have not received your GoToMeeting Registration link 24 hours prior to the event, please contact

Start Times:
7:00 am Pacific
8:00 am Mountain
9:00 am Central
10:00 pm Easter

9:00 am - 9:15 am Greetings and overview of the day and GoToMeetings platform  Seth Baker
9:15 am - 10:30 am 1) Women's Evolving Role on the Farm
2) Changing Role of Women as On-Farm Decision-Maker
3) Are Women Better Financial Managers?
4) Women as Farm Business Managers
5) The Drivers Behind Farm Transition Planning
1) Maria Boerngen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Agribusiness, Illinois State
University, ISPFMRA Academic Vice President
2) Holly Spangler, Editor with Prairie Farmer magazine
3) Ruth Hambleton, Founder of Annie’s Project and retired Farm Business Management and Marketing Educator, Southern Illinois University
4) Colleen Callahan, Director, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, former USDA Director of Rural Development, Marketing Consultant, Broadcaster
5) Katelyn Huffman, Financial Officer, Compeer Financial
10:30 am - 12:00 pm The FarmHer Experience Marji Guyler-Alaniz - Hostess of FarmHer which is broadcast on RFD-TV and via YouTube and Podcast. She will discuss her travels across the country to tell the stories of the women who grow food, raise animals and care for the land.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Annual Business Meeting This will include the committee reports, awards presentations and election of officers.
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm 2021 Fundamental Outlook for Corn, Soybean and Wheat Naomi Blohm, Senior Market Advisor, Total Farm Marketing by Stewart-Peterson
2:15 pm - 4:15 pm Change IS the New Normal Monica Neubauer is a realtor, life management coach and cofounder of Funtentional Living
4:15 pm Program Concludes

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CE Credit Note:
Attendance at the full program qualifies for 4 hours of ASFMRA CE for Thursday,
February 6, 2020. 6 Appraisal CE Credits have been applied for in Illinois and Kentucky and 4 hours
in Indiana. Appraisal CE has been applied for in Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin. We will notify all if
and when we are given notice that credit will be granted.

Registration Fees:
$65 Member
$80 Non-Member

Contact with Questions:  
Program: Carroll Merry | | (262) 253-6902
Registration: Deanna Ilk | | (303) 692-1222


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