Tri-City women are invited to participate in the local version of the Women in Agriculture conference Feb. 11.
Farm women will get the chance to learn about how to improve management skills and networking opportunities with other women entrepreneurs in a statewide conference broadcast to the Kennewick Washington State University extension.
The new localized format of the conference is designed to let farm women benefit from a statewide conference while meeting on-farm duties at home, stated a news release.
Keynote speakers will be Lyn Garling, of Over the Moon farm, and Rita Emmet, the author of The Procrastinator's Handbook.
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Garling, a farmer who got started later in life, will talk about being a "woman farmer" today and how her challenges, inspirations and frustrations have contributed to her success. Emmet will address how to be more successful at work, in relationships and in life.
Local presenters will share on topics specific to their region, including how to stay focused, keep current on market trends and be up to speed on the latest production methods.
Registration for the conference is $25 and includes a copy of The Procrastinator's Handbook, an opportunity to be listed in the conference brochure to increase networking opportunities and lunch during the event. Register by Wednesday.
The conference is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the WSU Extension Western Center for Risk Management Education.
Website registration is at womeninag.wsu.edu.
For a print brochure in the mail, call Margaret Viebrock at 509-745-8531.