11 Reasons to Attend the Summer Leadership Conference hosted by the Women’s Leadership Committee

By Christy Davis, Arizona Farm Bureau , Outreach Manager, Program Excellence 

It’s time to register for the Summer Leadership Conference aka Women in Ag Conference hosted by the Arizona Women’s Leadership Committee that will be held at the Wigwam Resort, July 14 and 15, this years theme is Ag State of Mind!

Why should you attend the conference this year? 

1.    Location, location & …discount! Deeply entwined with Arizona history since 1929, The Wigwam welcomes you to come make a little history of your own. Stretching over 440 lushly landscaped acres, our elegantly crafted adobe-and-timber luxury resort provides a rich palette of experiences to suit your every occasion-whether business, romance, relaxation or rollicking family fun. Unheard of room rates $110 per night!

2.    Activities for everyone in the Family: From pools with water slides and lawn games the Wigwam has entertainment for everyone from kids to kids at heart!

3.    Free from Conflict. The July dates for this conference don’t conflict with FFA or the Summer Ag Institute activities. 

4.    Patio Time. Thursday night the Women’s Leadership committee invites you to gather on the patio of the Wigwam to enjoy live music and company of your fellow ag friends!  While it isn’t creekside on our favorite ranch or farm porch, it is a very close second with your new & old ag pals!

5.    Networking. There is plenty of time to relax and network with your fellow aggies. Plus, you can make new friends.

6.    Meet the Influencer: Keynote- Lesley Kelly otherwise known as High Heels in Canola Fields joins us the discuss mental health.    Breaking Barriers in Agriculture: Can you imagine having one conversation that can save a life? Lesley will share her story about Mental health and bring awareness to how to have those tough conversations that can possibly save a life. 

7.    Tailgate Conversations. Join us on the tailgate in a friendly conversation and learn from a diverse panel on difficult topics.  Panelists share about their insight, experiences, challenges & successes on topics that always seem to hit home.   

8.    Come For Just The Desserts. Enjoy homemade fruit cobbler and ice cream from the Arizona Milk Producers!

9.    Anyone’s Welcome. The educational conference encourages young and old, male and female and all segments of agriculture. 

10.    A Farmer’s Market Experience. Join us as we continue our trip through the Arizona’s Farmer’s Market.  Learn from Arizona’s grower, producer, business owner about new interesting agriculture that is produced right here in Arizona.

11.    It’s Inspirational and Encouraging: One 2019 conference attendee said, “I have attended the conference each year for the past 11 years and I always learn something to apply to both my personal and professional life.” Another attendee said, “I've been to 7 or 8 and each time it gets better!”

To register for the conference go to www.azfb.org, then click on the AG State of Mind theme photo. If you need more information, contact Christy Davis 480.635.3615 or christydavis@azfb.org. 

Reserve your hotel by June 24, 2022 receive the special group rate. 






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