|| February 22, 2016
|| Margaret Vicbrock, WSU Extension
WSU conference brings women in agriculture together to
On March 19, the 2016 Women in Agriculture Conference offers women in
Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska a unique opportunity to gather
in 31 different locations for a one-day event featuring knowledgeable
speakers, inspiring stories, networking with other producers and practical
advice for learning new skills.
This year’s event, “Power Up Your Communication, Power Up Your Farm” covers
the topic of your communication style and how you use it to manage, motivate
and influence people.
Locally, the conference will be held at the Norm Dicks Government Center in
Bremerton. Visit the website (http://www.womeninag.wsu.edu)
for details about the conference and registration.
Whether you communicate on Facebook or face to face, it matters how you
communicate with others. Understanding your style is a powerful tool for
building personal and business relationships. This interactive and engaging
conference defines how you communicate for success, according to WSU Douglas
County Extension Director and chair of the conference, Margaret Viebrock.
The format of this conference enables us to offer our headline speakers at
all locations, while still tailoring the conference content for each region.
“Last year, nearly 650 women attended,” said Viebrock. “Many attendees
reported it is the best conference for women producers because it presents
practical information they can use right away.”
The lineup for the day includes Wendy Knopp and Michael Stolp with Northwest
Farm Credit Services who help participants discover their communication
style. These skills will improve decision making and connect marketing to
what motivates prospects and customers.
Tangent, Oregon farmer, Shelly Boshart Davis, will explain how she improved
her communication approach to improve her business strategies, motivate
employees, work with her family and increase business sales.
“In addition to improving communications, this conference will help women
farmers use their personality traits to change as the situation changes,”
This conference is designed for women who are farming, as well as new and
aspiring farmers. Supporting spouses, students, interns or people who own an
agriculture-related business are also welcome.
The conference registration fee is $30, but if you register between now and
March 5, you will receive the early bird special of $25. The conference
registration fee includes the workshop, light breakfast, lunch and
Persons with a disability requiring special accommodations while
participating in this program may contact Margaret Viebrock at the email
address listed above.
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