Illinois women in agriculture
There has been a big
push lately on helping women feel more a part of mainstream
agriculture. To that end, a conference has been set for the
Bloomington-Normal area on March 5-6.
Women will have
opportunities in several areas: learn about the transition issues of
the multigenerational family farm; get practical tips for managing
money on the farm; hear about the growing meth problem in Illinois;
learn about the challenges and opportunities of our global ag
economy; and attend the Illinois Agri-Women annual meeting.
Registration cost is
$25 per person, and more information is available by e-mailing Ruth
Hambleton at email@example.com.
A grain marketing seminar for women is
also scheduled. It will be at the Extension office in Bloomington on
March 3-4. Registration for this seminar is $20, and information is
available from Ruth Hambleton at the above e-mail address.
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Top Farmer Crop Workshop
Top Farmer Workshop has been well attended by Illinois producers in
the past, and the addition of yield monitor data analysis will
probably make it more popular. For those who had an opportunity to
work with Terry Griffin when he was our area farm business,
marketing, and management educator, he is now at Purdue and working
with the conference.
Information and registration forms for
the July 18-21 workshop are available on the Web at
www.agecon.purdue.edu/topfarmer. For those who have been looking
for something to do with all those yield records, this may be your
Logan County Extension office]