Thursday, September 20, 2018

Registration opens for Women in Agriculture Conference

Registration is open for the 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference. The one-day virtual gathering on Oct. 27 will take place at four Alaska locations this year — in Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Palmer and Soldotna.

The event will include 34 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. in Alaska. The featured speakers will be Robin Reid and LaVell Windsor, who will present “How does your cash flow,” and Sarah Beth Aubrey, whose keynote speech is titled “Attention Women: You are a Valuable Part of Agriculture.” She will talk about prioritizing and about new research that shows the value women bring to the farm.

Register at The early bird fee until Oct. 14 is $30; registration will be $35 after that date. The conference fee includes the workshop, a light breakfast, lunch and conference materials.

Alaska locations will include:

 •  Fairbanks, University of Alaska Fairbanks Murie Building, Room 103-105

 •  Delta Junction, Delta Career Advancement Center, 1696 Clearwater Ave.

 •  Soldotna, Kenai River Center, 514 Funny River Road

 •  Palmer, Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center, 1509 S. Georgeson Drive

SNRE will host the event in Fairbanks and the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center is co-hosting the event with Alaska Farmland Trust. The Kenai and Salcha-Delta Soil and Water Conservation Districts will host the event in Soldotna and Delta Junction.

This is the fourth year the conference has taken place in Alaska. See the story on the 2017 event. More than 50 women attended at three sites.

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