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Women in Agriculture Conference
November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
“WE CAN DO IT”
…is the theme for the sixth annual Women in Ag Conference and will be an engaging, interactive day full of inspiration, learning and networking with other women farmers. The 2017 Conference is a one-day event held simultaneously in 40 locations throughout Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. In 2016, over 600 women at 27 locations attended the Conference and you are invited to be one of the Women in Agriculture who attends this year!
Alexis Taylor – Oregon Department of Agriculture Director
When employed by the USDA, Alexis oversaw the Agriculture Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services program. Under her leadership, the Women in Ag Initiative become the driving force in the USDA’s mission to support the growing and diverse next-generation of farmers and ranchers.
Alexis will challenge participants to strengthen their leadership skills, become more involved with long-time farmers and inspire new farmers. She encourages women farmers who are phasing out of their agricultural roles to support and mentor the next generation with their experience.
Alexis grew up on a farm in Iowa, which has been under her family’s ownership for more than 150 years.
Alexis fully supports women and their roles in agriculture!
Anne Schwartz – Owner of Blue Heron Farm in the Skagit Valley in western Washington
Anne is a former Tilth Producers of Washington president and has assumed a prominent role in sustainable agriculture. Her career is rooted in activism and she knows how to inspire women farmers to develop or renew their leadership roles within agriculture and their communities.
Anne’s experiences include successes and setbacks, but her commitment to family and women farmers continues to motivate and mentor and is a force to be reckoned with.
Anne’s enthusiasm for “getting involved” and “making a mark” will encourage every farmer to find their way to make a difference!
COME SPEND THE DAY NETWORKING WITH OTHER FARM WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY!