• Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to Friday, March 10, 2017 - 2:00pm


“Be Prepared and Equipped”

The location will be Eagle Ridge Conference Center, Raymond, MS.

Reserve your room by February 10, 2017 to reserve rooms. Call 601-857-3626 (Peggy Lofton). Cost of double room is $85.00 and king suite is $125.00.

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Farm Bureau logo
Calhoun County Farm Bureau
Yazoo County Farm Bureau
Jim Newsom Trucking logo
McNeal & Randall logo
Jefferson Bank logo


Thursday, March 9, 2017

9:00 Officers and Board of Directors Meeting
11:00 Lunch (for Officers and Board of Directors)
12:00–1:00 Registration
1:00–4:00 MWA Silent Auction ongoing throughout conference
1:00–1:45 Careers in Agriculture: Jamie Swafford
1:50–2:35 Ag-in-the-Classroom Activity: Mary Helen Lett, MSFB Teacher of the Year
2:35–3:45 "Strong Women-Powerful Financial Strategies", Eddie McNeil, Financial Advisor
3:45–4:00 Break and Silent Auction Bidding
4:00–5:45 Color My World-Learn How U Learn
6:30 Meet for Joint Meal at a local restaurant (To Be Decided) (Dutch Treat)(Optional)


Friday, March 10, 2017

7:30 Breakfast for registered conference attendees
8:30 Registration
9:00 Business Meeting: Elections, Annie's Project Update and Exhibitor Intros
9:30 Agenda 21 Presentation by Interactive Video: Andrea Hutchinson, American Agri-Woen
10:30 Break
10:45 What are GMO's and How Do They Affect Your Bottom Line?
11:15 How to Get the Most Out of Facebook: Ellen Graves, MSU Ag Communications
11:45 Break for Silent Auction Final Bidding
12:00 Luncheon

Farm Bureau Ambassador — Beth Tillman
Diane Evans Lecture — Sandra Berryhill Alesich
Presentation of MWA/Dianne Evans Memorial Scholarship(s) — Members of the Evans family
Remarks — Paige Manning, MS Department of Agriculture and Commerce
Presentation of Cindy Hyde-Smith Woman in Agriculture Scholarship — Paige Manning, MDAC
Introduction of Alma Cherry/Pam Steele Memorial Scholarship — Sherilyn Jones
Presentation of Alma Cherry/Pam Steele Memorial Scholarship(s) — Sherilyn Jones, Dr. Cherry and members of the Steele family
Announcements: Silent Auction and/or Raffle Winners — Virginia Mathews, MWA President
Wrap-up & Evaluation