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Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference

Recap from the 2022 Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference


Farm Credit of Western Arkansas

Marketing & Communications Team

Since its start in 2005, Farm Credit Associations of Arkansas has been a proud supporter of Arkansas Women in Agriculture (AWIA). AWIA is a private non-profit whose main goals are to provide educational programming and a network of support for women involved in agriculture throughout the state of Arkansas.

In March, AWIA held its 16th Annual Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference in Little Rock. Over 170 women in ag from across the state gathered to hear from keynote speakers, attend educational workshops, and build lasting friendships. 

Farm Credit of Western Arkansas Magnolia Loan Officer Caleigh Watlington and Communications Specialist Lindsey Holtzclaw both serve on the AWIA board of directors. The two also received a $500 donation towards AWIA in honor of their volunteer efforts.

The 2022 AWIA Conference featured two keynote speakers Lesley Kelley who spoke on the importance of mental health on the farm and Courtenay DeHoff (pictured) who inspired attendees to embrace their uniqueness when sharing the story of agriculture.
Hands-on educational workshops gave participants a chance to learn topics like cooking with Arkansas beef, beekeeping 101, succession planning, legislative updates, and more.
Western AR employees Caleigh Watlington and Lindsey Holtzclaw serve on the AR Women in Ag board.

Learn more about Arkansas Women in Agriculture at

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