Building leadership skills and networking were front and center as more than 360 attended the 2012 Wisconsin Ag Women’s Summit April 27-28 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The summit’s full agenda included topics such as health and wellness, building social capital, practical time management, farm safety, social media and financial and tax tips. “It was apparent that the hundreds ofagriculturally passionate womenin attendance lefton a positive note,” said Deb Raemisch, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation (WFBF) director of member relations.

060612_ag_women_holig “Asplanning is underway for the 2013 Wisconsin Ag Women's Summit, we are excited to announce the event will be moving to the Marriott West in Madison. We hope moving the event to March will attract more women from across the state.”

Next year’s Ag Women’s Summit will be March 15-16. This event is a shared vision between the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation , Badgerland Financial and UW-Extension . PD

—Information from Wisconsin Ag Women's Summit

TOP RIGHT: For many women, including Lauren, Daphne and Taylor Holterman, the summit was a famiy affair.


MIDDLE RIGHT: Joan Holig and Abbie Jo (Holig) Ericksonenjoy some mother-daughter time.


BOTTOM RIGHT: It was standing room only (or sitting on the floor) for keynote speaker, Paul “The Ripples Guy” Wesselmann who encouraged attendees to switch their mindsets from “getting tasks done” to “getting them started.” Photos courtesy of Wisconsin Ag Women's Summit.