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Ouachita Mountains RC&D, Inc. to Host Women in Agriculture & Small Business Conference July 20th

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 11:14:00 CDT

Ouachita Mountains RC&D, Inc. to Host Women in Agriculture & Small Business Conference July 20th Agri-business and small business owners have the opportunity to attend a conference Friday, July 20, 2018 at Eastern Oklahoma State College, McAlester Campus, where 10 sessions are being presented that should be of interest to attendees. Topics include session on Small Business Development and Small Business Grants, Aquaponics, Greenhouses and Marketing of those products. There will also be sessions on Property Leasing including discussions on leasing rates, legal and liability issues for hunting, recreation and grazing, Value Added Beef and the Vac 45 Program, New Tax Law and LLC’s, Marketing Through Social Media, Oil and Gas Updates, the Food Modernization and Home Bakery Act, Annie’s Project and Federal Cost Share Programs. Agri-tourism venue owners will be part of the luncheon panel discussion.

This Women in Ag and Small Business Conference is being presented by Ouachita Mountains R C & D, Eastern Oklahoma State College Agricultural Department, OSU Extension, S. E. Oklahoma Conservation Districts, Choctaw Nation Agricultural Outreach and various (or many) other sponsors.   The registration fee is $25 ($20?), which includes lunch. Women who are agricultural producers from 11 S. E. Oklahoma counties will also be honored with one woman being chosen at the conference as “Ag Woman of the Year”. Exhibits and door prizes will also be part of the conference. For a conference schedule and to register contact Brandi Hernandez at OMRCD@att.net, or http://www.omrcd.org/wiasmallbusinessconf, or 903-357-7309.

Source - Ouachita Mountains RC&D, Inc.



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