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Local ‘Women in Agriculture’ conference to offer knowledge, networking

OTTAWA, Kan. – Local women involved in any facet of agriculture are encouraged to attend a one-day “Women in Agriculture” conference Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at Ottawa Memorial Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, Kan.

The event will open at 9 a.m. and feature a keynote address on advocating for agriculture by Brandi Buzzard Frobose. Sessions throughout the day will include those focused on land lease basics and rental rates, mental health and agricultural stress, and crop insurance and livestock risk protection insurance. Lunch will be provided; there is no cost for lunch or registration.

“We hope this local conference will provide good information with reduced costs and travel for our clientele,” said Ryan Schaub, Frontier Extension crop production and farm management agent.

“Small groups tend to converse more,” said Rod Schaub, Frontier Extenstion livestock agent. “We want participants to share thoughts and ask questions so that everyone gets the most out of this program.”

While the meeting is named Women in Ag, it was created to help everyone, the agents said. The sponsors want attendees to take information home and put it to use in their day-to-day activities on the farm.

To register, contact the Frontier Extension District Garnett office at 785-448-6826.

In addition to the Frontier Extension District, sponsors for the event include the Farm Bureau Associations in Franklin and Osage counties, the Franklin County and Osage County Conservation Districts, Ottawa Coop and Frontier Farm Credit.

Information thanks to Carol Engle, Frontier Extension District communications and marketing manager.

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