OSU Extension to host seventh-annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture conference on March 19

MASSILLON — Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will host the seventh-annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference.

This year’s conference convenes on March 19 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the RG Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE in Massillon. All women and high school age women who are interested in, involved in or want to become involved with food, agricultural or natural resources production or small business are encouraged and welcomed to attend.

The conference program features an agency/vendor fair and 18 educational breakout sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, producers and partner agencies.

Sessions focus around five themes: Business and finance, plants and animals, communication, home and family and special interest, areas of specific interest to attendees.

Farm and Dairy Editor Rebecca Miller will be the conference’s featured keynote speaker. Her presentation will engage and enlighten participants on “Clinging to Context in a Noisy World: Don’t Lose Sight of Your ‘Why.'”

Interested individuals can register for the conference online at go.osu.edu/eowia2020. Cost of the conference is $55 for adult participants and $30 for students. The fee includes conference participation, continental breakfast, lunch and conference handouts. The registration deadline is March 12.

Registered participants, community organizations or businesses interested in sponsorships and/or securing an informational or vendor table can do so from the registration page or contact (740) 264-2212 to obtain information. A list of sponsorship opportunities also is available from the registration page.

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