2010 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Help spread the word: The 2010 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference will be held in at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt., Nov. 1-3, 2010.

The conference, a once-in-every-five-years-event, will feature the practical and the inspirational, including:

  • Workshops and tours at successful and innovative farms in VT and NH;
  • Intensive skill building sessions; Engaging speakers and practical workshops;
  • Small-group, round table discussions;
  • Plenary sessions to celebrate farm women’s accomplishments; and
  • Locally grown food that showcases the bounty of the season.

Women’s Agricultural Network chapters from Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and Pennsylvania are working with other nonprofit organizations, Extension and other agencies to put together two days of networking, sharing and learning.

Registration opens September 7. Fees will range between $100 and $150, depending on the conference options you select. Early registration discounts are available through September 30.

Sign up to receive email updates about the conference at http://www.uvm.edu/wagn/.

Visit http://www.uvm.edu/wagn and click on “2010 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference” in the green “Quick Links” box for more information. We welcome your ideas for what you’d like to learn, share or present. Email us at wagn@uvm.edu

The conference planning team includes representatives from:
Women’s Agricultural Network chapters in Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania; Land for Good; University of Pennsylvania; University of Vermont Extension; University of Connecticut; Communities Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA); and University of Maryland.

Supported by the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education; the USDA Farm Service Agency, the USDA Risk Management Agency, and Land for Good.

University of Vermont Extension and USDA, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

If you will require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Beth Holtzman (beth.holtzman@uvm.edu or 802-223-2389) by October 15 so we may assist you.

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About Beth Holtzman

Beth Holtzman is outreach and education coordinator for the UVM New Farmer Project the Women's Agricultural Network.
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