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WOMEN IN AG WEBINAR
Heart of the Farm – Why Women's Unique Family and Farm Business Roles Matter
Women bring different perspectives, values and priorities to the table. This webinar will focus on what aspects of rural life are important to women, how they learn, and how that influences decision-making with regard to production, marketing and land management practices.
Angie Carter is a Sociology PhD candidate co-majoring in ISU's Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA). She is currently studying women farmland owners in Iowa and how they make decisions about conservation on their farmland. She also serves as a board member of the Women, Food and Agriculture Network.
Angie will be joined by Jenny Barker-Devine, an assistant professor of history at Illinois College, and Sara Shepherd, owner of Sara Shepherd Farms.
2015 National Farmers Union Women's Conference
January 17-21, 2015
National Farmers Union (NFU) and Annie's Project will host the 2015 NFU Women's Conference, a conference for farm and rural women. The national event, set for Jan. 17-21, 2015, in Clearwater, Florida, will provide participants with tools and information to confidently manage business risks on their farm or ranch operations and improve their rural leadership skills.
Attendees will learn about decision-making resources and practice management principles through hands-on activities. Topics to be covered include financial ratios, communication styles, estate planning, marketing information, break-even price points, farmland leasing and USDA programs. A strong emphasis will be on learning new skills for women leaders in agriculture and peer-to-peer networking.
Registration deadline is January 2, 2015. Attendance is limited to 100 people.
Minnesota Pork Congress 2015
January 21-22, 2015
UMASH will be at the 2015 Minnesota Pork Congress.