In February of 2006 the 5th Annual Women in Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities Conference in Delaware was held. Each year, the focus of this conference is to recognize women in agriculture for their contribution to the agriculture industry and community. We do this by offering educational workshops where participants will learn about risk management tools which they can use to make informed decisions for their agribusiness and their families. The conference audience includes women who are primary operators and/or co-operators of their farm, agency professionals, industry professionals, and educators.
For the first time, in 2004, the conference was promoted and conducted as a regional conference, and was a successful venture. In 2006 a regional conference was again a successful event. The 2006 two-day conference was presented by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension in collaboration with the Cooperative Extension Services of Delaware State University, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. It was funded by the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education.
This poster highlights successful and popular educational workshops, conference attendance, funding sources, and evaluations. In addition, the poster will identify some of the challenges and benefits to holding a regional conference as compared to a state-level conference.
|2006 National Extension Women in Agriculture Conference