The eighth annual Women in Agriculture regional conference is scheduled for Friday, March 11, at the Martin Community Center in Marshall, Mo. Keynote speaker for the conference is Susie Oberdahlhoff, known as the “Erma Bombeck of Agriculture.”
New at this year’s conference will be a special presentation on estate planning by Judge Hugh Harvey, Saline County probate court judge.
Breakout sessions include gardening with native plants, with a tour of the Martin Center’s on-site rain garden and outdoor nature center; health issues with dietitian Stacey Winter and MU Extension nutrition specialist Lynda Johnson; a session on agritourism with Brad Fahrmeier of Three Trails Winery; how to do an energy audit of your home or farm; and a session with Crawford about how to get your life organized.
Cathy Barton and Dave Para will again provide lunchtime entertainment, celebrating the musical traditions of Missouri and the Ozarks.
Organizers emphasize that men shouldn’t let the title of the event put them off. A full schedule of events and registration information is available at www.womeninag.net. Cost for the conference is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. This includes all sessions, conference materials, lunch and entertainment.
Call the MU Extension Center in Saline County at 660-886-6908 for more information.