Last Chance to Register for the Oklahoma Women in Ag Conference Coming Up - August 3 - 4, 2017Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:18:57 CDT
The 2017 Statewide Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference is coming up soon, scheduled for August 3-4, 2017 at the Moore-Norman Technology Center, located on South Penn Ave. in Oklahoma City. The focus of the two-day conference is to assist women and producers in successfully managing risk for their agricultural enterprise and or small business. An organizer of the event, Dr. Damona Doye of the Oklahoma State University Agricultural Economics Department, spoke about the conference with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Associate Farm Director Carson Horn at the recent Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Convention. you can listen to their entire conversation by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below at the bottom of the story.
"If you look at the statistics that NASS has - women that own or operate operations, tend to be a bit smaller and tend to be more horticulturally focused," she said, noting the many break out sessions designed to appeal to the wide range of interests women have in agricultural entreprenuership. "But, women are very involved in farms of all sizes and shapes, So, that's why we try to included a wide mix of things becuase women have a variety of interests."
Keynote speakers include Dr. Pamela Ronald of UC Davis and Lauren Nelson, co-host of Discover Oklahoma.
A number of concurrent sessions will be offered during the conference. Sessions will be led by practitioners and experts in their fields, among them agricultural producers, business entrepreneurs, OSU Cooperative Extension educators, and more!
Opportunities for informal networking between participants and interaction with conference experts often lead to personal and professional inspiration, ideas and solutions.
The two-day event is sponsored by USDA's Risk Management Agency, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, and numerous other sponsors who have helped to keep cost low to participants. The cost to attend is $50 if registering by July 31 and $60 thereafter. Students receive half price registration at $25. Registration includes two breakfasts, two lunches, refreshment breaks and materials.
For more information and to register online, please click here.
For questions regarding the conference, please contactSara Siems at 406-744-9826.
Source - Oklahoma State University
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