2018 Women in Agriculture event a huge success

2018 Women in Agriculture event a huge success

Running the registration table at the Women in Ag conference Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Rock Port were Pam Husing, Marilyn Thurnau, and Jessica Lambertsen.

Sarah Wood, right, registered dietician and nutrition and health education specialist, provided a hands-on workshop, Smart Snacks for Busy People, at the Women in Ag event.

Kim Harrison, right, of 2BuyAg started the evening at the Women in Ag event discussing the 2BuyAg online community for selling and buying local produce/food.

The 2018 Women in Agriculture event, Connect/Thrive/Grow, was a success with over 50 women and seven vendors attending. The event, offered by the Atchison County USDA Farm Service Agency, Atchison County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA Natural Resources, and University of Missouri Extension, covered topics such as healthy snacks, container gardening, and healthy meals-in-the-field and on-the-go. Kim Harrison of 2BuyAg started the evening discussing the 2BuyAg online community for selling and buying local produce/food. Sarah Wood, MU Extension, registered dietician and nutrition and health education specialist, was next with a hands-on interactive workshop, Smart Snacks for Busy People.  Julie Hurst and Lee Harms with Hurst Greenery followed with helpful tips for container gardening. Sarah Wood was also the keynote speaker, presenting additional tips on healthy eating for meals-in-the field and on-the-go.
The vendors, silent auction and door prizes were a huge hit with the attendees, too.  The committee likes to thank all attendees, vendors, and sponsors for their support of the Women in Ag event and hope next year’s event will be even bigger!

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