A new kind of agricultural conference will be held on Jan. 14-15 in northwest Iowa. The conference, called Women in Denim, is geared towards women in agriculture. The purpose of the conference is to give women involved in agriculture, whether on the farm or working in the agricultural field, a chance to gather, network, relax and learn from one another.
The Women in Denim conference being held on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, was initiated by two Northwest Iowa women in agriculture and organized though a planning committee including: Iowa State University Extension, Ag Partners LLC, Farm Service Agency, the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Central Community College, Beulah Imming, Farm Credit Services of America, Sports Rehab and Physical Therapy Center, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, and Iowa Natural Resource and Conservation Services.
Women attending this two-day event will have the opportunity to choose from more than 28 educational workshops ranging from grain marketing, selling over the Internet, and the Iowa wine industry to farmers markets, landscaping and how to pass the farm to the next generation.
For registration information call Ag Partners LLC at (800)-242-5022. Cost for the conference is $25 until Dec. 30 and $40 after that date.