Thursday, January 30, 2014
A comprehensive program for farm owners, partners and rookies awaits women involved in agriculture February 13 and 14 in Manhattan, Kan.
Women have always been an integral part of American agriculture but never more than today. The Women Managing the Farm Conference, Feb. 13 and 14 in Manhattan, Kan., will provide educational and networking opportunities for women involved in all facets of the nation’s most essential industry.
With an agenda as diverse as women in agriculture themselves, the conference begins with registration at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, and adjourns at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. All activities will be held at Manhattan’s Hilton Garden Inn.
This year’s conference theme is “The Heart of Agriculture,” an apt motif as the conference spans Valentine’s Day.
General Session Speakers include: • Mitch Holthus, well known as the "Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs"
• Clinical psychologist and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Harriet Lerner
• Rick McNary, who will inspire attendees with his thoughts on leadership, faith and life, art and creativity. The author of “Hunger Bites,” McNary also founded an organization that provided food relief in Haiti.
• Daryl Buchholz, Kansas State University Associate Director for Extension and Applied Research
• Gregg Hadley, Kansas State University Assistant Director, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Community Development.
Breakout sessions will tackle diverse but specific issues such as financial, business management, legal and communication topics. Each session will feature experienced professionals who will share their expertise and insight.
The conference will also feature vendor exhibits.
The early bird registration fee for Women Managing the Farm Conference is $145 prior by February 5. After that date, the registration fee will be $170.