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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

November 29, 2016

2017 Women Managing the Farm Conference

Submitted by Janel Koons


“Her AgriCULTURE Story: Change, Adapt, Grow” is the theme of the next Women Managing the Farm Conference planned for February 9-10, 2017 in Manhattan, Kansas. The event will bring together women from many sectors and proficiencies in agriculture and provide them with insights for building their agricultural story and managing their farm investment. During the two-day conference, attendees choose from over 30 presentations covering many agricultural topics, including: farm finances, agricultural and estate law, production, marketing, management, relationships and health.

Sessions are designed to keep women informed of the latest advancements in the farming community, and networking sessions are tailored to agricultural partners, independent producers, helpers, absentee landowners, industry career women, business managers and women with family in the military. Pre-conference workshops will also be offered on February 8 and options include visiting local ag businesses, managing finances using Excel or Quickbooks and maximizing productivity with ag technology systems.

General session presenters include David Kohl, agricultural finance and business management specialist; and Kristy Archuleta, financial planner and family therapist. Kriss Avery, an Emmy award-winning music and sound designer, concludes the conference by sharing how her journey and passions are deeply rooted in her rural Kansas upbringing.

Women Managing the Farm conference information, registration and scholarship applications are available at womenmanagingthefarm.info, or by calling 800-432-8222. Attendees can save up to $50 if they register by December 9.