An all-ages event for women in agriculture

June 26-28, 2017  |  Des Moines, Iowa

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Interested in becoming a Cultivate sponsor?  Email Carly for more details!

Connect. Communicate. Collaborate. Cultivate

Cultivate by FarmHer will bring together women from all walks of life, both professionals and producers, who share a love for agriculture and a desire to collaboratively bring light to how their lifestyles are impacting the world around them. 



While enjoying the company of your fellow FarmHers, hear from industry leaders on topics such as leaving your legacy, building stronger relationships with your customers, understanding our political reality, and so much more. A line up of workshops will give hands-on experience and lots of fun will be had along the way! 


Registration for Cultivate opens Wednesday, March 15, 2017. A limited number of tickets will be available for our inaugural event so be sure to get yours early!


Professional ($750)
Progressive Professional - register by April 15 ($500)

Producer ($500)
Progressive Producer - register by April 15 ($250)

Tentative Agenda

Monday, June 26, 2017

5:00 pm | Registration & Cocktail Reception

6:45 pm | Bus to Stine Barn Dinner Party

7:00 pm | FarmHer Dinner Party

9:30 pm | Return to Hotel


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

6:00 am | Wake Up with FarmHer Workout

8:30 am | Breakfast & Late Registration

9:00 am | Welcome - Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer Inc.

FarmHer was founded in 2013 to shine a light on women in agriculture and update the image of our industry. Marji will share her journey of FarmHer with you while helping you understand why you are at Cultivate, what you came for, and what you hope to take away.

9:45 am | 10 Habits of Highly Effective Women in Agriculture - Jeanne Bernick

A collection of stories revealing the secret career habits and hard-won wisdom of accomplished farm and agribusiness women providing you with 10 Habits you can take home to boost your own success.  

10:30 am |Breakout Session #1 (attendee choice)

Our Political Reality
Livestock 101
First Things First
Leaving a Legacy

11:30 am | Networking Lunch

1:00 pm | WORKSHOP

3:00 pm | Connection Break #1

3:30 pm |Breakout Session #2 (attendee choice)

Our Political Reality
Livestock 101
First Things First
Leaving a Legacy

4:30 pm | Connection Break #2

5:00 pm | Keynote Speaker

5:30 pm | Dismiss

6:30 pm | Wine & Dine Around


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

7:00 am | Cultivate by FarmHer, a RFD-TV special

Moderators: Raquel Gottsch - RFD-TV & Marji - FarmHer Inc.

8:00 am | Breakfast

8:30 am | Bold Thinking Workshop

10:30 am | Connection Break #3

11:30 am | Keynote Speaker

12:30 pm | Dismiss


Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017

 8:30 am | FarmHer G.R.I.T Workshop (Limited to 20 women)

G.R.I.T. (Guts. Resilience. Initiative. Tenacity) will teach you the ins and outs of animal care, farm safety, and important life-on-the-farm skills in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Participants will enjoy a lesson in backing a trailer, changing a tire, properly administering vaccines, operating a tractor, and much more. Let us empower you with these new skills!


Hotel Information

Sheraton West Des Moines

1800 50th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266