Join National Farmers Union in San Antonio this fall as we bring Women's Conference to Texas for the first time ever! This two-day conference has something for everyone: hear from speakers on farm financing, communications, marketing, and more. We'll recap election day and what it might mean for American agriculture in the coming years, and we'll hear from some inspiring Farmers Union members about their individual journeys in leadership.

Registration cost is $100 for Farmers Union members and $175 for non-members. If you would like to sign up for a Farmers Union membership to take advantage of the membership pricing (and other membership perks!) please visit

If you have any questions about Women's Conference, please contact Lisa Buckner: [email protected]
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
150 E Houston St.
San Antonio, TX
November 7-9, 2024
Thursday, November 7
6:00 pM
Pick up your registration materials at this optional pre-conference reception hosted at Hotel Valencia's Dorregos.
Friday, November 8
9:00 aM
Welcome to Women's Conference!
We'll kick off Women's Conference by getting to know one another with some interactive games.
9:30 aM
The Farmers Land Trust: Evolving Land Trust Practices through the Farmland Commons
Kristina Villa - The Farmers Land Trust
Learn about a new type of land trust, the commons land trust, centering relationship with land with those most connected to it, healing injustices, and building a collaborative, resilient future for land, food, people, and Earth. In this dynamic and engaging workshop, you will hear how The Farmers Land Trust is evolving beyond solely conserving land to address ownership, access, tenure and stewardship through the Farmland Commons, and is making it open-resource for all.
10:45 aM
Mastering Farm Finances and Unlocking Farm Funding
Sami Tellatin - Farm Raise
11:45 AM
Conference Lunch
1:00 PM
Communications Workshop
Emily Oehler - Communications Coach
This interactive training will help you effectively and memorably reach your target audience, whether that be to promote your business or speak with journalists and change-makers about the key issues affecting your community. We'll talk soundbites, brand development, message framework and more.
3:15 PM
Pursuing Cooperative Leadership
Details to be confirmed
4:15 PM
Day Wrap-up
6:00 PM
Conference Dinner
Saturday, November 9
8:00 AM
Conference Breakfast
9:00 AM
Gather & Grow Breakout Groups
One of the most dynamic elements of a successful conference is the chance to meet and network with other attendees. During this structured networking time, participants will be broken into thematic groups and challenged to brainstorm impactful ideas to bring back to their state organizations, communities, and businesses.
10:15 AM
2025 Congressional Outlook
Layla Soberanis - Sr. Government Relations Representative, National Farmers Union
What does 2025 hold for farm and agricultural policy? Get the inside scoop from National Farmers Union government relations staff.
11:30 AM
Farmers Union Leadership Panel
"Ask not what Farmers Union can do for you... ask what you can do for Farmers Union." That's what Kennedy said, right? Regardless - incredible Farmers Union members like you are the foundation to this organization. This panel will be an inspirational wrap-up to Women's Conference by highlighting the stories of three special members, how Farmers Union has elevated them to new heights, and what they've each brought to our organization.
12:30 pM
Conference Wrap-up and Boxed Lunch
2:30 pM
Optional Ticket Add-On: San Antonio River Cruise
The river boat will pick up participants along the river at the conference hotel for a private one-hour cruise! Tickets are limited for this add-on.
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk - Website
150 E Houston St
San Antonio, TX
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is conveniently located along San Antonio's iconic River Walk in the heart of the city.

Use the link below to book within our room block by October 17, 2024.
What to see in San Antonio
The Alamo
8  min walk from hotel
A historic Spanish mission and the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo 

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San Antonio River Walk
0 minutes from hotel!
Dubbed the #1 attraction in Texas, stroll shops and restaurants along the San Antonio river

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San Antonio Missions NHP
19 min drive from hotel
Learn about the history of Spanish missionaries at the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas

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Thank you to our Sponsors
National Farmers Union advocates for family farmers and their communities through cooperation, legislation, and education. With over 300,000 members across the United States, our vision is of a world in which farm families and their communities are respected, valued, and enjoy economic prosperity and social justice.
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