MASSILLON, Ohio — Ohio State University Extension East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference March 24 from 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the RG Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive Southeast in Massillon.
All women and young women, high school age, who are interested, involved in, or want to become involved with food, agricultural or natural resources production or small business are encouraged to attend.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s #womeninag network recently released a snapshot of Ohio’s women in agriculture.
Ohio has 31,413 women farm operators that farm 3,883,067 acres contributing 230.1 million dollars in economic impact.
The keynote for this year’s conference will be Marlene Eick of Herdmark Media.
The conference program features a networking fair, sixteen breakout sessions, and two new extended breakout sessions, all presented by OSU Extension educators, producers and partner agencies.
Breakout sessions highlight five themes including business and finance; plants and animals; communication; home and family; and special interest.
The state officers of the Ohio FFA Association will again present a special session just for high school aged participants. Such participants can also engage in any of the remaining sessions with their adult counterparts.
Registered participants, community organizations or businesses interested in sponsorship information, and/or securing an information/vendor table, should contact the OSU Extension Carroll County office at 330-627-4310.
Register for the conference online at www.regonline.com/womeninageast. Deadline for registration is March 10.
The cost of the conference is $55 for adult participants and $30 for students. Conference fee includes conference participation, continental breakfast, lunch and conference handouts. A special discount is available for those women and students who also plan to attend the Northeast Ohio Small Farm Conference March 25.
For more information contact the OSU Extension Coshocton County Office at 740-622-2265.