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Bennett Trust Women's Conference

  6/27 - 9/24Onsite
Conference Attendee $75.00 $75.00
Sponsor $0.00 $0.00

A conference devoted to helping women manage natural resources in the Edwards Plateau will take place in Fredericksburg Oct. 1-2, 2018  at the Inn on Barons Creek.  The Women’s Natural Resource Management Conference is funded by the Ruth and Eskel Bennett Endowment, said Dr. Larry Redmon, co-chair and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Bennett Trust specialist.

The women’s conference is an extension of the Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference, which has been held three times in Kerrville, Redmon said. “More and more women are becoming landowners through inheritance and other means, and we want to help these women be a success in the management of their natural resources,” he said. “By offering a ladies conference, we hope women will feel more comfortable with attending and participating. We also want to encourage mothers to bring their daughters; it is a generational thing.”

“Everyone involved in the planning process is excited about our new Edwards Plateau Land Stewardship conferences,” he said. “And thanks to the Bennett’s generosity, this will be a unique learning opportunity for all of us for years to come.”  The conference will cover stewardship of natural resources, prescribed fire, birding and more. Those with a passion for natural resource stewardship and a love for the Texas Hill Country will want to be there.”

Among the speakers will be wildlife biologists, animal scientists, range scientists, and financial planners.  The conference’s preliminary agenda for the first day includes a presentation on empowering women to new stewardship traditions and how the challenges those changes present.

The registration fee includes all meals, break refreshments and tour transportation costs.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Bronze ($100-250) - includes breakfast or lunch for 1 person/day
  • Silver ($251-500) - includes breakfast or lunch for 1 person/day
  • Gold ($501-1,000) - includes all meals either day for 1 person
  • Platinum ($1,000+) - includes all meals & tour for 2 people


Cancellation/Refund Policy

If a cancellation becomes necessary, please send notification to Cancellations received no later than September 20, 2018 will receive a $37.50 refund.