The 2015 Women in Denim conference was held in Storm Lake Friday and Saturday.
Nationally-known speaker Jolene Brown gave the key-note address Friday night, and conducted a session Saturday morning on family businesses. Other sessions ranged from plants and quilting to estate planning and changes in the farm bill.
On Friday night, The Women in Denim Inspiration Award was given to recognize the contributions of an individual to her family, her community and the world of agriculture. The award was given to Dorothy Hinkeldey of Alta… who said the award was a complete suprize.
The Spirit of Women in Denim Award was announced Saturday afternoon… recognizing a company, organization, or individual that supports and acknowledges the contributions women make to rural life. The winner was Heartland Marketing Group of Early, owned by Barb and Steve Detterman.
Planning is already underway for next year’s Women In Denim, January 22nd and 23rd, 2016.