Agricultural Economics Department


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Cornhusker Economics (April 2012)


Published by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics. Copyright © [2012] Board of Regents, University of Nebraska.


Innovation for the Future was the theme of the 27th Nebraska Women in Agriculture (WIA) Conference, February 23-24, 2012 in Kearney, Nebraska. Nearly 400 women participated in the event, hosted by the Department of Agricultural Economics, University Extension and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Most attendees were from all corners of Nebraska, with others making the trip from Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa and California. Of the respondents, 13.7 percent were under age 30, 20.8 percent age 30-39, 13.6 percent age 40-49, 23.1 percent age 50-59 and 28.6 percent were age 60 and over. The majority of attendees have attended at least three conferences, with one person having attended every conference since 1985. The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources sponsored 14 students to attend the entire conference this year.