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Conference Name National Women in Agriculture Risk Management Efforts

Laurie Wolinski


The information presented on this poster will highlight the 2006 National Extension Women in Agriculture Conference and the National Women in Agriculture website.

The National Extension Women in Agriculture Conference was held in St. Louis, MO in April of 2006. There were 160 educators in attendance from 38 states and Puerto Rico. The goal of this conference was to broaden educational programming to women in agriculture, to encourage new programming efforts, and to strengthen existing programs. This goal was met by offering concurrent education sessions to share ongoing and emerging successful risk management education efforts directed toward women and their families who are involved in production agriculture. The target audience was private and public sector educators, crop insurance agents, lenders, and other agricultural professionals who are involved in outreach education.

The National Women in Agriculture website began as pre-conference resource for information and registration. The website has evolved into a resource for women in agriculture educators around the nation. The website provides links to regional and state women in agricultural programs, as well as conference planning resources.

The poster will include a summary of the 2006 conference evaluations and comments – indicating that the conference goal was met. It will also summarize information received from conference follow-up surveys. In addition, the poster will include examples of the resources that are available on the website.

This poster will also serve to create awareness of the 2008 National Extension Women in Agriculture Conference.