The 38th Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference was held this week in Kearney. The Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference is an annual two-day event designed to educate and uplift women involved in any aspect of Nebraska’s agricultural industry. As a proud sponsor, Nebraska Farm Bureau connected with producers at the event and participated in workshops and presentations.
Heidi Pieper, a Farnam County Farm Bureau member and NEFB Southwest regional manage, served on a panel discussion workshop focused on advocating for early childhood care and education in rural communities. Access to early childhood care and education is critical for families to work and Nebraska communities to thrive. This is especially true for the rural communities that fuel our economy, with one in four jobs in Nebraska being connected to agriculture. Yet many families in rural Nebraska face few to no quality early childhood care and education options for their children. Heidi shared her personal story of finding childcare in rural Nebraska and her passion for the We Care for Kids campaign in Nebraska – an effort to build support for quality early childhood education for all Nebraska families.
The Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation visited with attendees and shared resources and activities they could use in their communities to increase agricultural awareness across the state.
Long time Deuel County Farm Bureau member LaDene Rutt also celebrated her 90th birthday at the Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference. She has attended every Women in Agriculture Conference since 1985.