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The government offers a variety of funding options for socially disadvantaged farmers, and this includes woman. Across the country there are a variety of conferences and resources that help women enter the agriculture industry in a variety of sectors.
In Wichita, Kansas the 2011 Women Managing Farm Conference will be held Feb. 11-12 at the Hyatt Regency. This conference is a nation-wide gathering for women interested in independent agriculture, farm and ranch partnership, management, record keeping and even agricultural helpers.
Past participants feel the conference not only covers many ways to work in the agriculture industry, but it is a useful tool for networking.
During the 2011 conference, participants can participate in sessions with Stewart Kennedy, an agricultural educator, entrepreneur and motivational speaker on successful business practices, Dr. Ashley Simmons about health care and the agriculture industry, Anne Burkholder on the connection between producers and consumers and Ed Bell a strawberry grower.
Those interested must register by Jan. 28 for the discounted rate of $125 while registering after costs $150. Scholarships are available through the Kansas Soybean Commission.
For more information on agriculture scholarships and conferences, contact Farm Plus today at 866-929-5585 or visit .
Written by: Melissa Warner / Farm Plus Staff Writer