Last Chance to Register for the Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference

With its emphasis on farm-based learning, practical skill-building sessions and networking opportunities, the 2010 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conferencepromises to be a unique and engaging conference for beginning farmers from around the Northeast.

To be held Nov. 1-3 in Fairlee, Vermont, the conference will bring  together farmers, ranchers, educators agricultural consultants and activists. The conference goal is to help participants build production, marketing and business skills, share educational strategies and forge connections that will expand the success of farm women in the Northeast US and beyond.

The conference is open to anyone, but offerings were specifically designed to meet women and beginning farmers’ interests in farmer-to-farmer education and hands-on, skill-building sessions.

For that reason, the conference will devote most of November 2 to small group farm tours and intensive skill-building clinics. November 3 will feature workshops and roundtables. For the full conference program and registration information, please visithttp://www.uvm.edu/wagn/?Page=conference/index.html&SM=conference/sub-menu.html

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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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