The South Dakota Women in Agriculture’s 2019 rural women’s conference is planned for Oct. 10-11 in the Black Hills at The Lodge at Deadwood.

Katie Dilse of North Dakota is this year’s keynote presenter.

She will be talking about the importance of developing connections, seeking opportunities and working together to better our agricultural lives. Other sessions will include information on animal health, social media, soil science, and cell-based meat.

This annual conference routinely provides women great speakers and resources that address current agricultural issues, along with self-development topics. Networking opportunities, Pay It Forward projects, creative learning sessions and vendor shopping are also part of the conference lineup.

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Annually at the conference two women are recognized for their passion and work in the agricultural industry. To submit applications for this award see

“We look forward to hosting ladies in Deadwood again this year for a conference that has lots to offer in education and entertainment,” said Jenn Stomprud, SDWIA president. “We routinely see women from outside South Dakota attend and ages range from 85 to 18. Everyone is welcome, so please come join us.”

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