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K-State Today

July 22, 2019

Women Managing the Farm Conference call for proposals

Submitted by Janel Koons

Women Managing the Farm

Kansas agriculture is a dynamic economic driver for the state, contributing more than $80 billion to agriculture and related industries. Nearly 21% of the workforce is directly or indirectly involved with agriculture, according to agriculture.ks.gov, and women are increasingly embracing leadership and decision-making roles.

K-State faculty and Extension professionals continue to provide knowledge and the latest research through events such as the Women Managing the Farm Conference. A request for breakout session proposals is now available for the Feb. 13-14, 2020, conference. Submissions must include presenter contact information, description of the session, target audience, learning objectives and hands-on application of information to be shared with conference participants. Proposals should consider addressing one or more of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency's categories of risk:

  • Financial
  • Human/personal
  • Institutional (includes legal)
  • Price/market
  • Production

Other presentation proposals are welcome. Topics of interest have included community advocacy or development, retail agriculture, social media, household and meal management, agritourism and many others. Proposals will be accepted through Oct. 11.

Notifications of accepted proposals will be announced this fall. Presenters for accepted proposals will receive complimentary registration for the 2020 Women Managing the Farm Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn and Manhattan Conference Center in Manhattan. 

View the proposal submission form.