Early registration deadline is Sunday! 4-H and FFA can attend for $20.
Registration is open for the 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference on Oct. 27
The one-day virtual gathering will take place at four Alaska locations this year — in Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Palmer and Soldotna. Altogether, the event will include 34 videoconference sites in Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and Washington. Speakers will address this year’s theme, “Pump Up Your Financial Fitness.”
The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end around 3 p.m. The featured speakers will be farm economist Robin Reid and farm analyst LaVell Windsor, both of Kansas State University Extension; and Sarah Beth Aubrey, an author and farmer from Indiana. They will talk about financial management, cash flow systems and strategies, and the value women bring to the farm. Each site will also host a panel of local women farmers.
Registration and more information are available at http://womeninag.wsu.edu/. The early registration fee is $30 until Oct. 14 and $35 after that date. Agriculture students, farm interns and members of FFA or 4-H pay $20. The fee includes the workshop, a light breakfast, lunch and conference materials.
The conference will take place in Room 103-105 of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Murie Building in Fairbanks; the Delta Career Advancement Center in Delta Junction; the Kenai River Center in Soldotna; and the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center in Palmer.
The UAF School of Natural Resources and Extension will host the event in Fairbanks, and it and the Alaska Farmland Trust will host the event in Palmer. The Kenai and Salcha-Delta soil and water conservation districts will host the event in Soldotna and Delta Junction.
This is the fourth year for the conference in Alaska. Local coordinators are Meriam Karlsson at firstname.lastname@example.org in Fairbanks; Bryce Wrigley at email@example.com, Delta Junction; Jodie Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org and Amy Pettit at email@example.com, Palmer; and Heidi Chay at firstname.lastname@example.org, Soltdotna.