AMES, Iowa — The fourth annual Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag Leadership Conference will go virtual this year, with sessions planned from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1.

The conference theme is “Leadership in Unprecedented Times,” and the event includes presentations on preparedness in a crisis, leadership following the August derecho in Iowa, leading a food company through a global pandemic and cultivating diversity.

The capstone speaker, ISU Extension and Outreach farm and agribusiness management specialist Melissa O’Rourke, will help put 2020 in perspective and position the audience to move into 2021 with grace and optimism. Also, The conference will honor Iowa’s Women Impacting Agriculture, highlighting and celebrating women’s contributions to a safe and plentiful food supply while enhancing Iowa’s agricultural systems.

Online registration is open at