"We Can Do It" is the theme for the sixth annual Women in Agriculture Conference – an engaging, interactive day - a day of inspiration, learning and networking with other women farmers. The 2017 Conference is a one-day event held simultaneously in 39 locations throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska. In 2016, over 600 women at 27 locations gathered to learn, network and be inspired – be one of the women in agriculture who attends this year!
Both of our 2017 speakers, Alexis Taylor, Oregon Department of Ag Director, and Anne Schwartz, Blue Heron Farm owner, will inspire participants to strengthen their leadership skills, become leaders in their communities, become more involved with long-time farmers and guide and mentor new farmers. Panel
Each event location will have a panel of local women farmers who will talk about their leadership roles, the challenges they have faced and how they have used a mentor to develop their skills. For the event in la Grande the live panel will feature Stephanie Rovey, Rovey Farms; and Kristy Athens, author of Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact. It will be a full day of learning and networking!
Whether you have been farming for several years or are a new or aspiring farmer, our conference has something for you. If you are a supporting spouse, student, intern or own an agriculture-related business, make plans to attend this event.
OSU Extension Service - Union County,
10507 N McAlister Rd, La Grande.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Kristy Athensr; 541-426-3598
General registration is $30 and includes the marketing workshop, light breakfast, lunch and conference materials. A limited number of scholarships are available for aspiring farmers, college agriculture students, and 4-H and FFA members.