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Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Women's Conference

  7/22 - 8/09Onsite
Conference Attendee $100.00 $100.00
Sponsor $0.00 $0.00
Conference Speaker $0.00 $0.00
Conference Staff $0.00 $0.00

This conference has been canceled.


A conference devoted to helping women manage natural resources in the Edwards Plateau will take place in Fredericksburg Oct. 5-6, 2020 at the Inn on Barons Creek.  The Womens 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 womens conference is an extension of the Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference, which is held 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.”

The registration fee 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 Bennetts 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, rainwater harvesting, top Texas laws 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 ag economist, ag law specialist, animal scientists, range scientists and prescribed burn professional.  The conference's preliminary agenda for the first day includes a presentation on building a legacy of environmental stewardship and how 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, 2020 will be issued a $75 refund.