2017 Bennett Trust Women's Conference October 2, 2017 - October 3, 2017 Inn on
2017 Bennett Trust Women’s Conference
October 2, 2017 – October 3, 2017
Inn on Barons Creek, Fredericksburg, TX
A conference devoted to helping women manage natural resources in the Edwards Plateau will take place in Fredericksburg Oct. 2-3 at the Inn on Barons Creek.
The Women’s Natural Resource Management Conference is funded by the Ruth and Eskel Bennett Endowment, said Dr. Larry Redmon, co-chair and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Bennett Trust specialist.
The women’s conference is an extension of the Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference, which has been held three times in Kerrville, Redmon said. “More and more women are becoming landowners through inheritance and other means, and we want to help these women be a success in the management of their natural resources,” he said. “By offering a ladies conference, we hope women will feel more comfortable with attending and participating. We also want to encourage mothers to bring their daughters; it is a generational thing.”
Cost of the two-day conference is $75 and includes all meals, break refreshments and tour transportation costs.
“Everyone involved in the planning process is excited about our new Edwards Plateau Land Stewardship conferences,” he said. “And thanks to the Bennett’s generosity, this will be a unique learning opportunity for all of us for years to come.”
The conference will cover stewardship of natural resources, deer management fundamentals, becoming a Texas Master Naturalist and more. Those with a passion for natural resource stewardship and a love for the Texas Hill Country will want to be there.” Among the speakers will be wildlife biologists, animal scientists, range scientists, estate attorneys and financial planners.
The conference’s preliminary agenda for the first day includes a presentation on the history of the Hill Country plants, animals and early people found in the region, and how the region has changed with time and the challenges those changes present. Learn more and register online.
october 2 (Monday) - 3 (Tuesday)