A conference coming up in a couple of weeks will focus on women in agriculture. Buena Vista County Extension Education Director Rhonda Christensen help organize the “Women in Denim” conference. She says it’s an opportunity for women who have some connection to agriculture to get together and network. Christensen says a woman who attended a conference like this in South Dakota suggested the idea. She says they put together a planning committee to get sponsorships and to put together a program that would be attractive to women of all walks of life and ages no matter what their relationship to agriculture. Christensen says there are a lot of issues facing women in agriculture that need to be addressed. She says things like how do you take a vacation, how do you get involved in a farmers market, how do you sell things over the internet. The conference is being held on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. She says they hope people will gain educational information and have a little relaxation and fun as well. The conference is January 14th and15th. For registration information call 800-242-5022.
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