On Jan. 25, 3 Bears Café & Quilt Shop in Winthrop will be one of 34 sites around the west to host Washington State University’s annual Women in Agriculture Conference.
Women in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii will be able to participate in the interactive simulcast, which will feature knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories, networking with other producers and practical advice for learning new skills, according to a WSU press release.
This year’s event, “Healthy Farms,” covers the topic of cultivating personal resiliency to handle all the “ups and downs” as a women farmer, according to the WSU release. Last year, nearly 500 women took part.
The conference is designed for women who are farming, as well as new and aspiring farmers. Supporting spouses, students, interns or people who own an agriculture-related business are also welcome. Each location will have a local panel of women farmers who will talk about their experiences.
The conference registration fee is $35, but people who register by Jan. 17 will pay the early bird special rate of $30. The fee includes the workshop, light breakfast, lunch and conference materials.
For information about how to participate, contact WSU Okanogan County Extension Director Kayla Wells at email@example.com or (509) 422-7245. Visit www.womeninag.wsu.edu for details about the conference and registration.