Women in Agriculture event to spotlight finances

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The seventh annual Women in Agriculture Conference will feature speakers on managing farm finances.

CAPITAL PRESS – The theme of the seventh annual Women in Agriculture Conference sponsored by Washington State University Extension will be “Pump Up Your Financial Fitness.”

The one-day event will be held simultaneously 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific time Saturday, Oct. 27, in 35 places in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Montana and Alaska.

The conference will offer discussions at each site and conference speakers. The featured morning speakers will be farm economist Robin Reid and farm analyst LaVell Winsor, both of Kansas State University Extension. Indiana farmer and agricultural business consultant Sarah Beth Aubrey will speak in the afternoon.

More than 600 people attended last year’s conference, according to organizers.

In Oregon, the conference will be held in La Grande, Prineville, Salem and The Dalles.

In Idaho, the conference will be held in Bonners Ferry, Caldwell, Coeur d’Alene, McCall, Moscow, Sandpoint and Twin Falls.

In Washington, the conference will be held in Bremerton, Chehalis, Colville, Coupeville, Mount Vernon, Nespelem, Olympia, Pasco, Port Hadlock, Renton, Republic, Ritzville, Spokane, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Wenatchee, While Salmon and Yakima.

The Registration fee is $35 after Oct. 14. Until then, the fee is $30. For more information online, WomenInAg.wsu.edu.

Posted By: Capital Press – Published on October 9, 2018 11:45AM, Last changed on October 9, 2018 3:34PM

Picture: Carol Ryan Dumas/Capital Press File

Sarah Beth Aubrey, left, will be one of the featured speakers during the Oct. 27 Women in Agriculture Conference sponsored by the Washington State University Extension. The conference will be held simultaneously at 35 locations in five states.