MANHATTAN, Kan. – A yearly conference that provides knowledge and support to women in agriculture has announced that its 2021 event will be held online.
Women Managing the Farm will be held virtually Feb. 10-12. Organizers say the format – like many other events brought about by the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic – will continue to offer a supportive setting for women to develop the skills, resources and knowledge needed for success in the competitive agricultural industry.
Nearly 300 women attended the in-person conference in early 2020. Women Managing the Farm has been held each year since 2005, attracting women farmers, rural business leaders and landowners.
During the upcoming three-day, virtual conference, conference speakers will focus on creating community online and at home by providing attendees with tools that cover such topics as:
- Relationships and health.
- Agricultural and estate law.
- Crop production.
Organizers say a new aspect in 2021 will be a resource library of videos and materials for maintaining a healthy and sustainable home and business life.
Registration and more information is available online, and costs $50. The conference website also includes information about speakers, programs, exhibitors, and scholarships, or interested persons can call 785-532-2560.
Conference updates also are available on Facebook.
Information from Kansas State Research & Extension.