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Conference Name Women Farming Today: Discussion Group

Bonnie Collins


Presented is a poster on the "Women Farming Today" Discussion Group form central New York. Below is a full article written on and about the group in the July 2009 issue of the Eastern Dairy Business Magazine.


Since that time the women´s groups have been asked to speak to our county legislators on how extension has sustained their families and their agricultural businesses. The women´s proposed project for 2010 is to continue the dialog with community leaders and consumers on what it is like to live and work in agriculture.

Many members of the group have developed relationships that have grown to support in friendship as well as learning to use different management tools, such as Quickbooks.

My hope is that other educational organizations will start a discussion group, learn how to mentor the group and use evaluation tools to document impact and progress.