Women in Agribusiness Summit

September 26-28 | Nashville

  Performers at Listening Room Cafe


Monday, September 25 | 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Experience an unforgettable evening of live music and networking at the Listening Room Cafe. Kick off the night with drinks on the rooftop patio. Then, venture inside to enjoy music from female singer-songwriters who will charm you with their stories behind the songs, providing memories you'll never forget.

WIA Membership and pre-registration required. There’s still time to join.

  Food production lines at Taylor Farms


Tuesday, September 26 | 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Multiple departure times)

Don't miss this chance to see how America's favorite salads and healthy, fresh foods are made! Get a behind-the-scenes look at Taylor Farms’ state-of-the-art packaging plant in nearby Smyrna. See how thousands of pounds of fruits and lettuce, yogurt, cheese and other snacks are meticulously washed, peeled, destemmed, sliced, chunked, weighed, and packaged at astonishing speeds. You'll get a view into:

  • Their chlorine-based lettuce wash system.
  • How they chop and package 7,500 cases of salad per day.
  • Assembly lines for ready-to-heat meals, sandwiches, and salads.
  • The fruit room processing over 30,000 units a day of fruit bowls. 
  • The ABL machine that peels and chunks cantaloupe, pineapple, and honeydew at 2,500 lbs an hour. 
  • And the snack tray packaging line that produces 4,500 cases a day of cheese, pretzels, apples, and more.

Attendees must travel on bus transportation provided by WIA. No exceptions. 
Additional registration of $30. Limited seating.

  Pictures of Hatcher Family Dairy farm


Tuesday, September 26 | 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Multiple departure times)

Experience the heritage of The Hatcher Family Dairy, a farming legacy spanning six generations since 1831. The Hatcher family operates 500 acres of farmland in College Grove while balancing a veterinary clinic, a mobile vet service, and a creamery. Join us for a tour of the farm, including the barn with robotic milking, the creamery, and a bottling plant. Their year-round dairy store sells milk, ice cream, eggs, butter, meat, local goods, Hatcher gear, and more. While you are there stop by their coffee bar and try their world-famous chocolate milk!

Attendees must travel on bus transportation provided by WIA. No exceptions.
Additional registration of $30. Limited seating.

  GooGoo logo and chocolate


Tuesday, September 26 | 8:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

A total chocolate covered experience that includes making your own candy bar, tasting Goo Goo confections, and learning a little history and a lot about chocolate!

A Taste of Goo Goo experience includes:

  • Tasting + Insider look at the history of Nashville's official candy bar
  • Hands-on candy making
  • Classic clusters + take home apron

In addition to all of the treats, each participant will receive 10% off any purchase in-store on that day. (Allergy Info: This facility contains nut, dairy, wheat, and soy products, and while participants are not required to handle anything they could be allergic to, contact with these potential allergens is highly likely. Participants assume full liability for any adverse reactions due to exposure to allergens. Please keep this in mind before registering.)

Additional registration of $55. Limited seating.

  Picture of Meggie Palmer


Tuesday, September 26 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Meggie Palmer, founder and CEO of PepTalkHer, is on a mission to close the gender pay gap. In this workshop, she will share tactics for recording your wins, approaching negotiations with confidence, stating your ask, and arriving at an outcome that is beneficial to all parties. Through real-life success stories of the tens of thousands of people who have applied her insights and tools, Meggie will help you identify opportunities to use negotiation to advance your career and position your team for success. Match your worth!

Additional registration of $275.



Tuesday, September 26 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The annual Women in Protein Dinner presents a unique occasion for accomplished women leaders in the protein industry to convene and network. This year's gathering will take place at The Standard at the Smith House, the last remaining grand townhouse in downtown Nashville. Originally started a fun “side” business for the Smith family, it has evolved into an award-winning restaurant and thriving private club.  

All meals include Smith House Salad, choice of entree, and Tennessee Cheesecake.  Additional registration of $135. Limited seating.



Wednesday, September 27 | 12:25 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Whether you're in the field or the conference room, you are part of an industry that impacts society in many ways. But how do you get people to understand the importance of agriculture? You talk to them. Learn how to "share your WHY" with consumers through an easy-to-digest and easy-to-implement media training workshop. We tell you about the best practices for outreach, how to book and nail an on-air interview, describe the assets you need to make sure people stay engaged, and discuss the best digital practices for connecting with an audience. We're all connected these days, so make the most of it by leveraging your message with authentic human connection. It's all about empowering you to do your part and help agriculture find its place in mainstream conversation.

Additional registration of $65. Limited seating.



Thursday, September 28 | 12:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Radicle Growth, a company-building platform for early-stage ag and food technologies, has partnered with Nutrien, the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services, for the “The Radicle Inclusion Challenge Presented by Nutrien”. The Challenge is designed to reach the most innovative AgTech entrepreneurs around the globe. Learn more about Radicle..

Additional registration of $200. Limited seating.