$35 – $150

Women In Agriculture Leadership Conference 2019

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Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

2600 Louisiana Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

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It is time to Celebrate 20 years! We are calling on women passionate about agriculture to come to earn their spurs. The theme of the 2019 conference is EARN YOUR SPURS. The focus will be on personal development leadership. Participants will sharpen their rowels on etiquette, selling yourself, time management, organization, a great tour and so much more. Attendees will leave with tangible tools and resources to help them be the best version of themselves.

The 2019 WALC will be hosted May 28 – 30, 2019, in Albuquerque, NM. This year’s conference will be the 12th biennial with 250+ attendees expected. WALC will also be celebrating its 20th anniversary of impacting agriculture through the betterment of women.

WALC will again be reaching out to young women who also share a love of agriculture and want to improve themselves to make the industry better. This program had been a huge success with over 50 future leaders in attendance at passed conferences.

Host Hotel Sheraton Albuquerqeu Uptown, 2600 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuqerque, NM 87110
Rooms have been blocked at a rate of $111+ single rate until April 30, 2019

Master of Ceremony Matt Rush

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Attire: Business Casual

1:00pm – 4:30pm Headshots, Layman Media (ABQ Boardroom)

Attire Suggestions: Consider medium to dark colors and tones for more contrast. Recommend against white clothing.

3:00pm – 6:30pm Registration (Pre-Function Hall)

6:30pm – 8:00pm Opening Reception (ABQ Grill Restaurant) network - enjoy live music– speaker Terra Winter, CFSNM
Sponsored by New Mexico Beef Council

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Attire: Casual - Close Toed Shoes

7:00am – 10:30am Registration (Pre-Function Hall)

7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast (Wurlitzer, Regal, Registry)

Sponsored by Ag New Mexico

8:00am – 9:30am Lunchmeat and Life Lessons, Mary Lucas (Wurlitzer, Regal, Registry)

Sponsored by USDA/NRCS

9:30am – 9:45am Break (Pre-Function Hall)

9:45am – 10:30am Break Out Sessions (Choose One)

Industry Advocacy—Dalene Hodnett NMF&LB and Crystal
Diamond NMCGA

Entrepreneurial Resources—NMDA Marketing Team
Box of Beef—Brady Reno Owner (Roxy)

Opportunities in New Mexico’s Oil and Natural Gas
Claire Chase NMOGA (Ambassador)

New Mexico Ag Tour

10:30am – 10:45am Board Buses

Buses Sponsored by NM Stockman and Livestock Market Digest

11:20am Arrive at El Pinto

11:30pm Lunch

Sponsored by New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Chile Plant and speaker rotations

2:00pm – 2:10pm Board Buses

2:30pm – 4:30pm Heritage Farms in the Botanic Garden

4:30pm – 4:45pm Board Buses

5:15pm Buses Return to Hotels

Diamond in the Rough Awards Dinner

Attire: White Out Event—Wear White

7:00pm – 9:00pm Diamond in the Rough Women In White

(Wurlitzer, Regal, Registry)

Sponsored by New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau

Gold Star Mothers Day

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Attire: Business Casual - Patriotic Theme Participation Optional

7:00am – 8:15am Breakfast Women In Office;

Stephanie Garcia Richards, NM State Land Commissioner

(Wurlitzer, Regal)
Sponsored by Rise New Mexico: creating a space to identify, unite, educate, and train the next generation of women leaders for New Mexico.

Women in Ag Leadership Track

8:30am – 9:15am Business Dining Etiquette, Lois Taylor–

(Registry, Ambassador)

Young Women’s Leadership Track (high school and junior high)

8:30am – 9:15am Power Up Your Look, Marla Hursig - (Roxy)

Women in Ag Leadership Track

9:20am – 10:10am Power Up Your Look, Marla Hursig

(Registry, Ambassador)

Young Women’s Leadership Track (high school and junior high)

9:20am – 10:10am Business Dining Etiquette, Lois Taylor (Roxy)

10:10am – 10:25am Break (Pre-Function Hall)

10:25am – 11:15am Organization & Time Management,
Shacey Sullivan, Farm Credit of NM
(Registry, Ambassador)

11:15am - 11:30am Conference Wrap Up (Registry, Ambassador)

Closing Luncheon

11:45 - 12:45am Lunch—Gold Star Mothers Presentation

(Wurlitzer, Regal)
Sponsored by Farm Credit of New Mexico

12:45am – 1:45pm Closing Keynote Speakers,
Elizabeth McCormick,
Former Army Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot

Sponsored by New Mexico Cattle Growers Association

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Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

2600 Louisiana Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

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