Registration

Conference Fees

Conference registration includes all sessions and handouts, continental breakfast on Thursday, breakfast buffet on Friday, and lunch on Thursday and Friday.

Early Bird Registration (through December 14): $140
Regular Registration
(December 15 through January 25, 2019): $160
Late Registration 
(after January 25, 2019): $190
Exhibitor Registration: $300
(exhibitor registration must be received by January 25, 2019 to guarantee space)

Pre-conference Workshops

Optional pre-conference workshops are offered on Wednesday, February 6. Space is limited and additional fees apply. Preregistration is required for these workshops.

Introduction to QuickBooks
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn
Cost: $25

This hands-on session will introduce participants to QuickBooks as a farm business record keeping program. Participants will receive a printed manual and will work with an example farm to learn how to add bank accounts, loans, vendors and customers as well as enter checks or deposits. Designed for a novice user, participants who complete this session will be ready to begin using QuickBooks for farm bookkeeping. Laptopswill be provided for workshop participants.

Advanced QuickBooks
1:30–4:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn
Cost: $25

This QuickBooks session is intended for an experienced user who would like to learn more about using QuickBooks to managing their farm business. Participants will use a printed manual and an example farm to better understand accounts payable (bills), accounts receivable (invoices), and tracking inventory of raised or purchased agricultural products. Users should have prior experience with QuickBooks, as this session is not suitable for users new to the program. Laptops will be provided for workshop participants.

Explore Viticulture and Enology
1:30–4:30 p.m., Highland Community College, Wamego campus
Cost: $25 (includes transportation)

Visit the V&E program at Highland Community College to learn about vineyard agriculture and the production of wine!  This tour will include the following:

  • General overview of the program, how it started, student demographics, mission of the program
  • Viticulture overview including different grape varieties, vineyard planting, vineyard economics
  • Tour of the research vineyard, demonstration of vineyard equipment
  • Enology overview including winemaking process, wine types and styles, winery economics
  • Tour of winery, sensory activity, and wine tasting

Why is Precision Agriculture Technology Important?
1:30–4:30 p.m., Highland Community College, Wamego campus
Cost: $25 (includes transportation)

Participants will tour the Precision Ag programs at Highland Community College and learn the many ways GIS and GPS systems are being used, along with both current and emerging technologies.  Participants will explore the mobile classroom laboratories and see technology in action with such tasks as spraying, soil sampling, planting, and crop sensing and imaging with drones. 

Refunds/Cancellations

If you must cancel your registration, please do so by January 18, 2019. Registration fees, less a $25 processing fee, will be refunded if notice is received in the Conference Registration Office on or before January 18. Due to guarantees we must give prior to the program, refunds are not available after January 18. To cancel or modify your registration, please send a written request to the conference registration office or call 785-532-5569. Registrants who do not cancel their registration by the deadline are responsible for the total registration fee even if they do not attend and have not paid the registration fee.


Women Managing the Farm and Kansas State University may cancel or postpone this program because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the program is canceled or postponed, registration fees will be refunded but we cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Registration fees will not be canceled and refunds will not be issued if the program is held but the registrant is unable to attend due to travel delays or cancellations caused by inclement weather, or due to other extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of Women Managing the Farm and Kansas State University.

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Registration Questions?

Contact the K-State Global Campus conference registration office or call 785-532-5569. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

WMF Scholarships

Interested in applying for a scholarship to receive complimentary registration for the 2019 conference?

Scholarship Information

Silent Auction

A silent auction will take place throughout the conference. Attendees will have an opportunity to bid on items through Friday morning, and winners will be announced at lunch on Friday. Conference participants can also provide items for the silent auction. If you would like to contribute an item, please provide the requested information when you register, or just bring the item with you to the conference. Proceeds support Women Managing the Farm initiatives and your participation is greatly appreciated.

Special Assistance

Women Managing the Farm and Kansas State University are committed to making programs accessible to all participants. A participant in a conference or noncredit program with a disability who needs accommodations should indicate services needed at the time of registration, or by sending a written request to Debbie Hagenmaier. Requests for assistance must be received by January 18, 2019. After that date, we will make every effort to provide assistance but cannot guarantee that requested services will be available.

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