Women in Ag conference set (3-4-14) PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 March 2014 09:25
The 21st annual Women In Agriculture Conference, an event designed specifically for women involved in agriculture, will be held March 28 at Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This year's conference features 10 breakout sessions. Participants will choose three sessions to attend during the morning. Sessions include topics such as Keep Your Family Alive - Grain and Farm Safety, Credit Scores, Take Charge of Your Health With Apps and On-line Courses, Income Tax Considerations, The Power Is Yours - Everyday Decisions That Reduce Cancer Risk, Little Things Matter: Preventing Eye and Hand Injuries In Agricultural Work, Will 2014 Be A Bull Or A Bear Market? Either Way, A Ladies Touch Is Called For…, Farm To Health: Maximize The Nutritional Value Of Your Produce, Make and Take - Sparkle Wrap Bracelet, Crucial Conversations, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook: Using Social Media For Your Business.
A unique aspect of this conference is the tract designed for young women in agriculture. Several young women from local FFA Chapters attend the conference each year and will have the opportunity to participate in a session that will help them learn more about agriculture and develop skills needed to succeed in the industry.
After a tasty lunch, participants will hear from the keynote speaker, Beth Flynn, Leadership Consultant and Trainer, Ohio State University Leadership Center. This presentation will provide an overview of working with multiple generations.
The Women In Agriculture program began in 1993 as a result of a need for farm women to gain more insight into the business of farming and to develop a network of farm women. At the first conference, there were approximately 40 women in attendance. Today the educational event has grown to approximately 150 participants from around northwestern Ohio and southern Michigan, according to Susan Zies, Ohio State University Extension educator and Women In Agriculture committee chair.
Space for the conference is limited. Early bird registration is $45, postmarked by March 14. Registration postmarked after the deadline is $50. Registration materials are available by calling the Ohio State University Extension Wood County office at 419-354-9050 or on-line at http://wood.osu.edu.
For more information on the Women In Agriculture Conference, contact the Ohio State University Extension office.

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