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Women in Ag Network Third Annual Conference on February 15

by Sarah Schieck

St. Cloud, Minn. (1/30/2018)—“Overcoming Adversity,” the third annual Women in Ag Network Conference will be February 15, 2018 in St. Cloud, MN at the Holiday Inn and Suites.  This third annual event will be a day of learning and networking for women involved in agriculture.  Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. with conference program from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Katie Pinke, publisher of AgWeek and blogger of the The Pinke Post, will be the keynote speaker.  The title of her presentation is, “Accepting Interruptions to Define Your Path Forward,” where Katie will explain that even the most well-orchestrated plans aren’t exempt from interruptions on the farm or off the farm.  Drawing upon trials and triumphs in her personal life and ag business career, Katie will help attendees define their best path forward through life’s pivotal moments.

Breakout sessions will feature five diverse tracks for attendees to choose from: farm business planning, stress management on farms, consumer advocacy, risk management, and farm safety and health. The day will end with a panel discussion  with panelists sharing how they have overcome adversity, whether it be a health challenge, weather event, farm transition, or other farm challenge.

Pre-registration is required for the conference at  After February 1, regular registrations are $65 and preferred by February 8. College students studing production agriculture may register for free. A limited number of registration fee scholarships are available for beginning farmers.

The Women in Ag Network is a collaboration between University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota’s Farm Service Agency.  For more information please visit  Feel free to contact Sarah Schieck ( or 320-235-0726 ext. 2004) or Megan Roberts ( or 507-389-6722) with questions.
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