Annual Conference

Join us for the 2022 Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference on March 15 & 16.

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Keynote Speakers




Lesley is the Co-founder of Do More Ag, a non-profit that spans across Canada and is championing the mental health of Canadian farmers. They work towards inspiring and encouraging those who need to seek help and bring resources to the agriculture community.

As a keynote speaker, Lesley discusses mental health within the farming and agriculture community and talks openly about the resources that are available for those who need them. Mental health is very near and dear to Lesley’s heart as both she, and those she loves have had mental health challenges. She suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her two boys, and her husband lives with anxiety that is mainly attributed to farm stress.




Courtenay DeHoff is a cowgirl turned television personality, keynote speaker and podcast host.

In 2020, Courtenay launched the global brand movement Fancy Lady Cowgirl ™  after struggling to fit the traditional cowgirl mold. Drawing criticism from those in the very communities she was advocating for, she labeled herself a ‘Fancy Lady Cowgirl’ proclaiming you can be both a little fancy and a little ranchy. Through storytelling and fashion Fancy Lady Cowgirl is working to bridge the gap between urban and rural cultures.

When she isn’t busy working Courtenay loves to travel the world (18 countries and counting) and hang with her world champion bucking bull, Top Dollar. Courtenay is also a former collegiate and professional rodeo athlete.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2022 Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference?2022-01-18T17:20:32+00:00

The conference is March 15 & 16, 2022.

Where is the 2022 Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference?2022-01-07T20:32:51+00:00

The 2022 Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference is at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center at 3201 Bankhead Dr, Little Rock, AR 72206.

How do I book my hotel room?2022-01-07T20:35:54+00:00

Click here to book your hotel room online. You may also book your hotel room by calling (501) 490-1000. Book your room before February 28, 2022 to receive special pricing.

Note: By using the link above, the special $94 rate will automatically be applied when you select the conference dates. If you are booking by phone, please let the attendant know you are booking for the Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference.

How do I receive my credit from the canceled 2020 Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference?2022-01-07T20:47:50+00:00

If you registered for the 2020 Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference and did NOT receive a refund, please email with the subject line “2020 Registration Credit” to receive your code for FREE 2022 registration. If you registered for 2020 but can not attend this year, you may transfer your registration to another name by including the new attendee’s information in the email to You MUST register online in order to attend the 2022 conference. 

How do I become a conference vendor or sponsor?2022-01-07T20:40:58+00:00

Conference vendors and sponsors can register online. Visit our registration website and then choose Vendor or Sponsor under registration options.

Why should I attend this conference?2022-01-07T20:43:41+00:00

The Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference is a perfect opportunity to connect and grow with other women from across the state of Arkansas who share your interests. Our membership is made up of farmers, ranchers, agriculture professionals, students studying ag, and more! We welcome any woman who has an interest in agriculture.

With five workshop sessions and two exciting keynote speakers, we’re sure you’ll leave our conference with a renewed excitement for our industry and many new friends.

How do I become an Arkansas Women in Agriculture member?2022-01-07T20:45:40+00:00

If you register for the 2022 Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference, you are automatically added to our membership. If you can not attend the conference but would like to take advantages of our membership like virtual educational events and our newsletter, you can become a member here!

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What Our Members Say

“I believe that AWIA gives women from all branches of Ag, the opportunity to come together and advocate for our state’s largest industry. I believe that agriculture is the backbone of our nation, and that women play a major role.”

– Abby Clay

“Agriculture is not just a man’s world anymore, although it was for a long time. There are plenty of women who work out in the fields, too. I feel responsible to grow the business end of our farm because my name is on the paperwork along with my husband’s, and I’m just as responsible to pay off our crop loan as he is. I lose sleep over things just like he does, and I hope for the biggest crop yield like he does.”

– Allison Gurley,

“The conference is a great way of learning new farm tools and management techniques along with networking and building valuable relationships with other landowners, farmers and ranchers throughout the state.”

– Monica Paskewitz,
2017-2019 AWIA President


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