WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union announced today that the deadline has been extended to sign up for its upcoming Women’s Conference. Based on the well-respected “Annie’s Project” education program, it is a conference for farm and rural women. The event, set for June 21-23, will provide participants with tools and information to confidently manage risks in their farm or ranch operations. Registration is open to anyone who is interested. Registration materials must be postmarked by June 7.
“Women have been the cornerstones of family farm agriculture, going back to the days of homesteading,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “This conference gives women the opportunity to gain an understanding of and experience in farm risk management.”
A variety of trained instructors will teach family farm finances, budgeting and cash flow, cooperatives, marketing, farm transfer and estate planning, business planning, leadership assessment and skills, generational issues, and action planning.
The conference will be held at the NFU Education Center at Bailey, Colo. The $150 registration will cover camp-style lodging in the Rocky Mountains, catered meals, and conference materials. U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Rebecca Blue has also been invited to speak at the conference. More information and registration details are available at www.nfu.org/education.
“Annie’s Project” also helps women find new ways to balance the demands of family, community and professionalism within the agricultural community. The conference is sponsored by Farm Credit, CoBank, FUI Foundation and the NFU Foundation.