Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Changing the face of agriculture is focus of upcoming women's leadership conference
Register now for April 11 event
Registration is now open for the 14th Annual Women's Agricultural Leadership Conference set for Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen. This annual event recognizes the integral roles women play in agriculture; offering sessions on leadership, current events, and issues in agriculture and skill-building opportunities.
The conference draws men and women from all aspects of agriculture, including farmers, agribusinessÊ representatives, college and high school students, FFA members, lending institutions, government agencies, academia, and others.
This year's event will focus on how participants can influence change in the agriculture industry. Conference topics and presentations will cover a variety of issues in agriculture, including:
* How to Get Agriculture off the Endangered List
* Immigrant Women in Minnesota Agriculture
* Agriculture's Role in a Changing World (Farm Bill policy)
* Advocating for Agriculture/Grassroots Advocacy
* The New Urban Agriculture
* Chocolate, Broccoli and other Foods to Live By
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson will recognize outstanding mentors in agriculture as he presents the 9th Annual Mentorship Awards during the conference.
The one-day conference begins with registration at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. The Minnesota
Landscape Arboretum is located at 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska.
Register on the conference website at www.womensagleadership.org.