The American Angus Auxiliary invites women from across the Angus industry and agriculture business to participate in its third Women Connected Conference April 2-4 at the Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) Education and Culinary Center in Wooster, Ohio.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Branding,” and attendees will participate in a variety of activities, workshops and tours that will connect them with the CAB brand, while exploring ways to build a personal brand for themselves and their businesses.
The conference, hosted every other year, is open to 20 participants, and the Angus Foundation sponsors all accommodations and meals for the three-day event. Attendees need only provide their own means of transportation to and from the event. Applications to attend Women Connected are due Feb. 15.
“We’re very excited that the Angus Foundation has approved funding for us to have the conference again this year,” said Shally Rogen, American Angus Auxiliary president. “It’s a great opportunity to come and learn more about the Certified Angus Beef® brand, and a little about the Auxiliary and leadership, as well.”
Rogen, the newly elected president and native of Brandon, S.D., said the conference offers many advantages for women interested in attending.
“It’s a great opportunity for fellowship and for women to learn how they can promote the Angus breed in their own communities, and become more educated with what’s going on at the national level,” Rogen said.
Conference participants will be responsible for transportation to and from the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport if flying, and Wooster, Ohio, if driving.
Lampe stressed that the conference is not only for members of the Auxiliary. An interest in Angus cattle is the only prerequisite, she said.
“The conference is about bringing women together from all backgrounds that share the common bond — a love for Angus cattle,” Lampe said. “We strive to engage, educate and empower.”
2016 Women Connected Schedule of Events:
Saturday, April 2
3 p.m.-5 p.m. – Registration, hotel check-in — Hampton Inn, Wooster, Ohio
6:30 p.m. — Gathering followed by Welcome, Opening Session, Dinner — Entertainment by Cara Bout Ag, Cara Pascalar Ayers
Sunday, April 3
Workshops and education at the CAB Education and Culinary Center along with tour of local area.
Monday, April 4
Tour CAB headquarters, participate in Connecting with the Brand, breakout sessions, meet staff.
1 p.m. — Depart for home.