Women in Leadership Development

We’ve got some exciting news!

NDFU will be sending four women to both the National Farmers Union’s 2019 Women’s Conference in San Diego, Calif., Jan. 13-17, and to the Executive Women in Ag conference, Jan. 15-17, in Chicago. We are sponsoring a total of eight women to these conferences as our commitment to continued success and empowerment of our female leaders in Farmers Union.

Click on the application link at left to apply today! If chosen as one of our eight representatives, your cost to attend is just $250, which includes conference registration fee, airfare/transportation, hotel, and meals within the conference.

Contact Chelsey Jacobson at cjacobson@ndfu.org or 701-400-5431 with any questions or concerns. Application deadline is Friday, Nov. 30, at noon. GOOD LUCK!


Women in Leadership Development (WILD) is a relatively new program to NDFU. The goal of the WILD program is to give women the skills and encouragement they need to become active leaders within their community. The program provides leadership training, motivational seminars and networking opportunities for women statewide to give them the tools they need to take on leadership roles in their communities and within the state.

The WILD program was created in response to the overwhelming male-dominated presence in leadership positions statewide. WILD is aimed to increase diversity on cooperative boards and in agriculture and community leadership roles. In addition, more women need to be recognized as an integral part of North Dakota agriculture.