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Registration open for the 2012 Women Managing the Farm Conference

In an industry traditionally dominated by men, women have a strong and growing presence in U.S. agriculture. In fact, more and more women are choosing to own and manage their own farms. The 2012 Women Managing the Farm Conference is a comprehensive program designed to give women the insight to manage their farm investment.

The eighth annual Women Managing the Farm Conference will be held Feb. 10-11 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita.

“Farm women who are helping to grow the nation’s food supply are being recognized more and more for their contribution to agriculture,” says Janet Barrows, Conference Coordinator and Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Frontier Farm Credit. “The conference provides a unique situation to participate with women who see the value and importance of learning ways they can impact issues affecting today’s agriculture.”

Over the 2-day conference, presentations regarding business planning, health, managing employees and more will be interspersed with opportunities for networking and learning from others attending the conference. The WMF conference has been developed for all women involved in an operation from the fulltime manager to the absentee landowner needing a bit of insight about managing their investment.

Keynote speakers include Dana Peterson, National Association of Wheat Growers; Dan Thomson, Veterinarian, K-State Research & Extension; Cheryl Tevis, Successful Farming Magazine; Ed O’Malley, Kansas Leadership Center; and Cheryl Unruh, Author, Flyover People.

Whether a farm owner, partner, or rookie, women involved in agriculture are encouraged to attend this conference. Registration and other details can be obtained at togpartners.com/wmf. The registration fee is $145, if paid by Jan. 27. The price will increase to $170 after that date.

The Soybean Commission has provided funding for 25 scholarships of $150 each to cover registration, hotel or travel expenses for farm women with limited resources – the scholarship form can be obtained on the website. If you do not have web access, contact The Odyssey Group at 320-224-0154.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Wichita, at 316-293-1234. Make reservations by Jan. 23.

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