Oklahoma's Statewide Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference is set for Aug. 8-9 at the Moore-Norman Technology Center.
“The focus of the two-day conference is to assist women and producers to successfully manage risk for their agricultural enterprises or small businesses,” said Damona Doye, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension farm management specialist.
Cost is $50 per participant if registered by Aug. 1 and $60 thereafter. Registration includes two breakfasts, two lunches, refreshment breaks, conference materials, post-conference training and a Taste of Oklahoma reception Aug. 8.
Registration forms and more information are available at www.OKWomeninAgandSmallBusiness.com, or by calling the OSU department of agricultural economics at 744-9826.
The event is at the Moore-Norman Technology Center campus at 13301 S Pennsylvania Ave.
Sessions will focus on agriculture, alternative enterprises and business and finance.
“The conference is a great resource to learn the latest information on topics that empower women to solve issues and concerns of importance to them, their families and communities,” Doye said. “A particular strength of the conference is the ability of participants to personalize their experience.”
Keynote speakers are Jolene Brown, author and family business consultant, and Celeste Settrini, a media, graphics and communications expert and founder of Couture Cowgirl 'n Co.
State Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese will provide an opening welcome.
The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and sponsors who have helped keep costs low to participants.
Post-conference training will include the Beef Quality Assurance Program, part of a national program that provides guidelines and best management practices for beef cattle production. It will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 9.
Additional information is available at the website given above or by emailing Doye at email@example.com or Jennifer Jensen, project manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donald Stotts is a communications specialist for OSU Agricultural Communications Services.