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Bennett Trust Women's Conference

  7/01 - 9/24Onsite
Conference Attendee $100.00 $100.00
Sponsor $0.00 $0.00
Conference Speaker/Staff $0.00 $0.00

A conference devoted to helping women manage natural resources in the Edwards Plateau will take place in Fredericksburg September 30-October 1, 2019 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 four 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.”

Cost of the two-day conference is $100 and includes all meals, break refreshments and tour transportation costs.

“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, quail, "Path to the Plate" 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 the challenges those changes present.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Bronze Level ($100-250):  includes breakfast or lunch for 1 person on 1 day
  • Silver Level ($251-500): includes breakfast and lunch for 1 person on 1 day
  • Gold Level ($501-1,000): includes all meals for 1 person for both days
  • Platinum Level ($1,000+): includes all meals and tour for 2 people

Registration Closed

Online Registration Has Closed
For more information, please contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Conference Services ( or 979-845-2604).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

If a cancellation becomes necessary, please send notification to Cancellations received no later than September 20, 2019 will receive a $50 refund.