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New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association
2013 Women in Agriculture Leadership Conference May 1- 3, 2013 in Las Cruces, NM
Look to the horizon as you head to Las Cruces, NM for the 9th biennial Women in Agriculture Leadership Conference. Let’s come together to forge partnerships and develop innovative ideas to propel our industry forward. This year’s program will link each topic with one aspect of being a hero. Giving, Inspiring, Resourceful, Authentic, Talented, Courageous, Skilled, Hopeful, Example, Connected, Generous, Effective, Reflective and Determined are all characteristics of a hero to be covered. The conference will provide participants with awareness, enthusiasm, leadership, education, and networking opportunities. 


  In 2013 WALC will reach out to young women who also share a love of agriculture and want to improve themselves to make the industry better. The first goal for this new outreach is to help young women learn about the different opportunities available to them in the field of agriculture. Allowing the participants to learn about the various agricultural industries throughout the state and hopefully create valuable contacts for the participants. The second goal is to provide industry leaders the chance to possibly recruit future employees and promote their own work. Last, it will encourage young women to recognize their strengths and natural leadership abilities. It will give young women an outlet to meet and bond with peers that share similar interests and goals and hopefully create a support system for them to use their leadership skills. It will create a safe place for them to share their love of agriculture and learn how that love could become a career.  


  The 2013 WALC will be hosted on May 1st through 3rd in Las Cruces, NM. The conference will be held at the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. Rooms have been blocked at a rate of $99 until April 3, 2013. After this date, rates go up. Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations. To reserve rooms, please call the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces at 1-866-383-0443 and reference the Women in Agriculture Leadership Conference.


  Attached you will find the registration form, tentative agenda, sponsorship form and more. Please fill out the attached forms and return by April 15, 2013 to avoid a late fee.


  Join us as we look to the horizon, while honoring our past and pulling together as women who love agriculture, all while embracing what is to come on the horizon of agriculture’s future.  


We look forward to seeing you, 


The 2013 Planning Committee