Register Today for the Women’s ACE (Advocate, Cultivate, Empower) Summit

Cyndie Shearing

Director, Communications

Registration is open for the Women’s ACE (Advocate, Cultivate, Empower) Summit, a two-day event offering national learning sessions and advocacy training opportunities for Farm Bureau women. Also known as the “new and improved Farm Bureau Women’s D.C. Fly-In,” the ACE Summit will be held in Washington, D.C., June 3-5. It is open to all Farm Bureau women and there is no limit to how many women may register per state until May 3 (or until the registration limit of 200 attendees is reached).

Deputy Agriculture Secretary Xochitl Torres Small will give the keynote address during the opening general session. She is the first Latina to hold this position at USDA. Prior to her current role, Torres Small served as under secretary for rural development, overseeing loans and grants to provide infrastructure improvements; business development; affordable housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, Tribal and high-poverty areas. During her leadership, USDA Rural Development secured $2 billion to support rural broadband through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Randi Braun, an expert at helping high-performing women thrive in demanding roles, will share insights with attendees during her keynote address at the closing general session. Braun is the Wall Street Journal best-selling author of “Something Major: The New Playbook for Women at Work,” a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and CEO and founder of the women’s leadership firm, Something Major.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall will also speak to attendees. His perspective on the difference engaged members can make when it comes to advocacy is straightforward. “Amongthe most powerful tools to inspire action are the real life stories of farmers and ranchers across the country,” he noted in a recent The Zipline column.

Led by Chair Isabella Chism, the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee hosts the ACE Summit every other year (even years). All events, with the exception of visits to Capitol Hill, will take place at the Holiday Inn Capitol and AFBF headquarters office in Washington, D.C.

Bayer CropScience is an AFB Women’s Leadership Committee program sponsor; the ACE Summit is sponsored by Nutrien, T-Mobile and JBS.

Learn more and register here.