Women in ag conference in Lexington


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Women involved in agriculture or those interested in agriculture, rural living and local foods should attend the annual conference of the Kentucky Women in Agriculture, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 in Lexington.
The focus of this year’s meeting will be “Local Foods – Growing Our Heritage” and will include workshops, presentations and roundtable discussions.
Preconference workshops will be conducted Oct. 31 and have limited availability.
Conference activities begin Nov. 1 with featured speakers.
Sessions. Concurrent sessions will run throughout the day offering participants options such as pioneer foods, preserving barns, cooking for your family, selling to restaurants and retailers, building female leadership and legislative and farm bill updates.
Nov. 2 events include roundtable discussions on Annie’s Project, composting, the 2010 World Equestrian Games, slow foods, heirloom seeds and plants, marketing goats, U.S. Department of Agriculture programs, sustainable agriculture, high tunnel production and season-extending techniques and qualifying for federal, state and local grants.
A computing made easy course will be offered at the same time as the roundtable discussions.
Advance registration is required and limited to 24 registrants.
The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza-Campbell House in Lexington. Special conference rates are available if reserved before Oct. 1.
Call the hotel at 877-227-6963 and ask for the Kentucky Women in Agriculture rate. Participants should preregister for the conference by Oct. 1 to avoid late fees.
More information. Fee information and registration forms, as well as a full itinerary for the conference can be found at the www.kywomeninag.org.
For other questions, contact Inman or Ashley Osborne at info@kywomeninag.org
or call 877-266-8823.

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