WASHINGTON, Iowa — “Learn It. Do It. Share It.” is the theme for the third annual Women in Agriculture Conference at the Washington County Fairgrounds March 23. The event is being hosted by Washington County Extension along with the Washington County Women in Agriculture Advisory Board.
The goal of this year’s conference is to show women of all ages the importance of not just learning something but how to put that knowledge into action on the farm and share it with others, according to an event news release.
Julie Kenney, Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, will kick off the conference. Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, farmer, wife and mother are just some of the hats she wears.
Next, Erin Brenneman, who went from the suburbs of Chicago to a pig farm in Washington County, will share her journey, what she has learned along the way, and a few takeaways about sharing the story of farm life.
Erin Herbold-Swalwell, an attorney with Brick Gentry, will share tips and tools to help make important estate and succession planning decisions and discuss recent case examples affecting agriculture. This can be an emotional topic, and communication is key to navigating and successfully completing the process, she says.
Finally, Deadra Stanton, a humorous and motivational speaker, will share her stories of learning to laugh at life’s situations.
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., with the conference kicking off at 9 a.m. The conference will conclude around 2 p.m. with a networking and socializing hour until 3 p.m.
Registration is $25 or $15 for students. Register by calling the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811 or online at: https://tinyurl.com/Women InAgConf2019.
Walk-in registrations will be accepted based on availability.