Women-specific conference offers the chance to network with others involved in dairy
Now is the time to plan for the 2019 Women in Dairy Conference, scheduled for Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Premier Hotel, Harrisburg. Organized by Penn State’s Extension Dairy Team, this women-specific conference offers the chance to network with others involved in dairy while hearing from uplifting and supportive speakers. The day is planned and carried out by women leaders in the industry.
A pre-conference reception will be held on Dec. 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and is open to all attendees. There is no cost to attend, and it will provide an opportunity for attendees to socialize and network prior to the conference.
Keynote speaker is Sadie Frericks, a dairy farmer, mother of three and writer from central Minnesota, who blogs about life on their Blue Diamond Dairy at www.DairyGoodLife.com. She promotes agriculture through social media as @dairygoodlife. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, she has a degree in agricultural communications and marketing. She is a Land O’Lakes Cooperative Alternate Delegate and serves as a director for Cooperative Network and Dairy Girl Network. Her topic will be “Learning to FLY:Self-care for dairy farmers.”
Breakout sessions will include presentations by Extension personnel, dairy farm women and other industry professionals. Workshops will include both up-to-date management information and practical thoughts on managing stress.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Premier Hotel, Harrisburg at $89.95 until Nov. 1. Call the hotel directly at 717-561-2800 for reservations and the group rate.
Registration cost is $72 per person, with a buy three-get-one-free offer.
For more information and to register online, visit https://extension.psu.edu/women-in-dairy-conference.