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Registration underway for annual AgCeptional Women’s Conference

Registration underway for annual AgCeptional Women’s Conference

NORFOLK, Neb. – Registration is underway for the 15th annual AgCeptional Women’s Conference at Northeast Community College. The conference, with the theme, “Grace, Gratitude, Grit,” will be held Fri., November 17, in the Lifelong Learning Center on the Northeast campus, 601 E. Benjamin Ave, in Norfolk.

The AgCeptional Women’s Conference will feature over 20 presenters including the opening session featured keynote speaker who has had the opportunity to get acquainted with many women in agriculture. 

Julie Kenney will share the very special stories of farm women and how they have faced the challenges of farm life with grace, gratitude and grit. She has met with countless ag women as the former deputy secretary of agriculture for the State of Iowa. In addition to sharing their stories, Kenney will speak about her experiences as a farmer herself. She will take attendees on a journey of storytelling and celebrate all women who make an impact on their farms and communities.

“All of us, especially those who work in agriculture, have had to face situations with grace, gratitude, and grit - sometimes all at once. We want to celebrate the resilience of women in agriculture as we’ve had to adapt to all the hardships faced over the past few years including drought, supply chain shortages, and a global pandemic," said Karmen Hake, conference spokesperson. “The 15th Annual AgCeptional Women’s Conference is the perfect place for all of us to come together and support each other as women in agriculture.”

Other speakers at the conference will address nitrates and public health, dedicating one’s life to service, hemp in Nebraska, smartphone photography for the farm or ranch, keys to preventing Alzheimer’s disease, growing intuitive eaters, creating predictable profits in an unpredictable industry, and other topics.
A tribute to the 2023 AgCeptional Woman of the Year will also be a highlight of the conference.

The early registration fee for the 2023 AgCeptional Women’s Conference is $45, if purchased prior to Oct. 15, which includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon treat. After Oct. 15, the registration fee is $60.

“We are able to keep the cost of attending the conference affordable thanks to the support of the many sponsors of our event,” Hake said. To register or learn more about the conference, visit For additional information, contact Hake at (402) 844-7181 or



Participants of a previous AgCeptional Women’s Conference at Northeast Community College visit during a break. Registration for the 2023 AgCeptional Women’s Conference on Fri., Nov. 17, is now open.