2023 Women’s Conference

Join us for the 10th Annual

Feb. 10-12, Fairmont Hot Springs

It’s time to celebrate! Not only are we looking back on 10 years of gathering, we are celebrating the amazing connections that have grown throughout the years. This conference is about food, farming and beyond, from leadership to lentils. Join us for an exciting Montana Farmers Union’s Women’s Conference where we will work on building new connections, community, and celebrate together. 

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2023 Speakers & Presenters

Rebecca spent over a decade in the organizational development industry, helping companies of all sizes, types, and industries make good on their commitment to make their people their top priority. She’s most passionate about encouraging people to steward their gifts well and she strongly believes this is how we create meaningful change and a lasting impact.

Rebecca Undem
gROWING SMALL TOWNS

Courtney is the Vice President and co-owner of Northern Ag Network providing Agriculture news and information to farmers and ranchers across Montana, Wyoming and the Western Dakotas since 1975. In 2021, along with the Montana Department of Agriculture the Northern Ag Network created the award-winning “Beyond the Weather” media campaign to normalize mental health conversations in rural culture.

Courtney Brown Kibblewhite
NORTHERN AG NETWORK

Sarah Elkins is your guide to uncovering the right personal stories for the right audiences so executives, leaders, advocates, public speakers, and job seekers can clearly and effectively demonstrate their character, values, and vision. She is a storyteller, keynote speaker, communication coach, author and professional musician.

Sarah Elkins
Elkins consulting:your stories your brand
OPTIONAL ADD-ON

Professional Headshots

You’ve been meaning to schedule a professional headshot, right? This is your opportunity! We are offering this Conference add-on at a FRACTION of the cost of a professional headshot, just $20 for a single pose!

OPTIONAL ADD-ON

Real Colors Personality Assessment

Take this workshop for yourself or as part of a team! The Real Colors® is a dynamic workshop experience using a personality type test. The goal is to provide participants with the skills to:
– understand human behavior
– uncover motivators specific to each temperament
– improve communication with others

The workshop will take place BEFORE the Conference begins, Friday Feb. 10 from 1-3pm and includes the workbook. Be sure to add to your registration before checkout!

PANEL: CONNECTING TO OUR LANDSCAPE &

The Art of Storytelling

Learn from these innovative and talented storytellers about what makes rural life tick and how to frame connection to the land in a way that draws people in- into farming, agriculture, and small-town living, and helps shape an understanding of where our food comes from. Moderated by Mary Auld, Assistant Director of the MT Media Lab, Mary is an audio producer and teacher in the West.

BECCA SKINNER

Becca Skinner is a farmer, photographer, writer and National Geographic Young Explorer based out of Bozeman, Montana. 

KATE STEPHENS

Kate Stephens is working on bridging the gap between farmers and consumers thorugh farming and fashion. Her family farms near Dutton.

SARAH ELKINS

She is a storyteller, keynote speaker, communication coach, author and professional musician.

JEANETTE JERGENS

Jeanette is a self taught Western artist based in Shelby, Montana. Through studying techniques and learning the tools of the Old West, she has bridged a medium that brings forward the tradition to modern times and flair.

What’s the Conference like..? Check some of last year’s highlights!

A group of over 60 diverse folks gather each year for a weekend to expand knowledge and skills, build community and new friendships, and to lift each other up. Are you ready to join?

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP PANEL

“Waves of Change” 

The women’s conference is about uniting women in Ag, but more importantly it’s about developing strong leaders and communities. We’re bringing together Montana leaders for this panel from across industries: NGOs, public service, and business.

What people are saying about the Women’s Conference…

“What a wonderful experience, to meet and share ideas with so many other women across Montana. The people, the food and the hot springs were all great… it was just what I needed!”

“It’s so fun to connect with a group of amazing, inspiring women from all over MT. I wish there were more opportunities like this!”

“The Women’s Conference isn’t like other farm conferences, about what kind of feritilizer to put on what kind of crop. It’s about builidng you back up as a person.”

Let’s connect

Have questions about attending the Women’s Conference with Montana Farmers Union? We’d love to hear from you.

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