May 3-5, 2017

Flamingo Resort & Spa
Santa Rosa, CA

With the goal of equipping women veterans with the business and farming tools necessary to be successful in their agricultural endeavors, Farmer Veteran Coalition is excited to announce the fourth annual Empowering Women Veterans: Business, Agriculture and Well-Being Conference will be held May 3-5, 2017 at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa in Santa Rosa, California.

The conference, which is open to all active duty and veteran women, as well as women who farm with veterans, will feature a farm tour highlighting livestock, vegetable and vinicultural production, in addition to educational workshops and presentations given by women veterans, women in agriculture and other experts.


“As a woman veteran and a farmer, attending this conference has made my life better,” said Althea Raiford, a retired Navy veteran and co-owner of Gilliard Farms in Brunswick, Georgia. “The resources provided and the connections made cannot be duplicated anywhere else. I met my soil sisters at this conference—women with like minds.”

Thanks to generous sponsors, FVC is offering a limited number of scholarships for the conference. Please click the ‘Scholarship Application’ button below for details and to complete an application. Additionally, a small number of exhibit booths are available for $250.

For more information or to reserve a booth, please contact Julie Neithercutt at

Register Scholarship Application


Hotel Reservations

Flamingo Resort and Spa

Room Rate: $139+tax (available 2/3-4/3)

Click HERE to reserve your room online. Or call 707.545.8530 and reference the group: Farmer Veteran Coalition Women’s Conference


The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS): The Airport offers direct flights on Alaska Airlines to Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, and on Allegiant Air to Las Vegas.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Oakland International Airport (OAK)


Ground Transportation

To/From The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport:

The hotel is a short taxi ride from the airport: A-C Taxi, 707-526-4888.


To/From San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport:

Airport Express Inc. offers large, comfortable buses from SFO (every hour on the half hour) and OAK (every other hour on the ¾ hour) with a stop at The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport – which is a short taxi ride to the hotel: A-C Taxi, 707-526-4888.

Go to to purchase tickets in advance.

Cost:  $32-34 per person round trip