Agricultural conference aimed at women coming to Puyallup

February 26, 2014 by  

The 3rd annual Women in Agriculture Conference is returning to Puyallup this March. The conference is held simultaneously in 28 different locations in Washington State, Idaho and Oregon. Last year’s event in Puyallup attracted approximately 500 women.

This year’s theme is ‘Change happens: make it an opportunity’ and the conference is aimed at improving the farm management skills of women in agriculture. It will feature workshops, speakers, and networking breaks. The keynote speaker of the event is Heather Darby, owner of the Darby Farm in Vermont. Three local women farmers will also share their experiences with attendees.

Breakfast and lunch are both included in conference feels, and those attending will also receive handouts and a book to take home.

Conferences like these provide a learning opportunity for everyone involved in local agriculture and community supported agriculture (CSA), and may help them deal better with change.

Often, organizers of conferences invest in services from their local stationery printers. It is possible Puyallup printers were approached to provide the handouts that attendees will receive on arrival.

The Women in Agriculture Conference will be taking place at the Allmendinger Conference Center on March 15 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Fees are $25 before March 1 or $35 after. To find out more about the conference, contact Donna Rolen at 509-745-8531.