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The Rural Women in Ag Conference educates and encourages

Melissa Burke

Photo by Melissa BurkeSouth Dakota State University Meats Scientist Keith Underwood demonstrated how to fabricate different cuts of meat from a beef chuck roast.

The annual Rural Women in Ag Conference was held Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2010 at the Spearfish Canyon Lodge near Spearfish, SD. Spectacular fall colors of the canyon greeted nearly 60 attendees.

Kicking off the conference, participants divided into breakout sessions, which included: how to navigate the social networking cyber highway; healthy meals in a hurry; and estate planning.

South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service (SDCES) Educator Laurie Tangen covered the topic “Healthy Meals in a Hurry.” She discussed which foods can and cannot be frozen, and displayed several food storage products that have special features to make them airtight. She stressed the importance of using “freezer” bags to freeze foods rather than “storage” bags.

Tangen also provided recipes that can be prepared using a master mix, such as meat sauce. This mix can be made beforehand and then incorporated into other entrees such as sloppy joes or spaghetti.

Stacy Hadrick, also a SDCES Educator, discussed “Planning for Your Family’s Future.” She says the first step in estate planning is to set goals – especially business goals – and write them down. Then start talking. A number of issues should be addressed, including retirement needs and care of minor children or aging parents. Medical procedures, such as life support; treatment of heirs; and who will manage the finances should be discussed. The most important thing, Hadrick emphasized, is to get started.

After supper the remainder of the evening was devoted to “Fun Night,” which included making table runners, massage, jewelry making, a livestock knowledge quiz and making magnetic bulletin boards.

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The annual Rural Women in Ag Conference was held Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2010 at the Spearfish Canyon Lodge near Spearfish, SD. Spectacular fall colors of the canyon greeted nearly 60 attendees.

Kicking off the conference, participants divided into breakout sessions, which included: how to navigate the social networking cyber highway; healthy meals in a hurry; and estate planning.

South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service (SDCES) Educator Laurie Tangen covered the topic “Healthy Meals in a Hurry.” She discussed which foods can and cannot be frozen, and displayed several food storage products that have special features to make them airtight. She stressed the importance of using “freezer” bags to freeze foods rather than “storage” bags.

Tangen also provided recipes that can be prepared using a master mix, such as meat sauce. This mix can be made beforehand and then incorporated into other entrees such as sloppy joes or spaghetti.

Stacy Hadrick, also a SDCES Educator, discussed “Planning for Your Family’s Future.” She says the first step in estate planning is to set goals – especially business goals – and write them down. Then start talking. A number of issues should be addressed, including retirement needs and care of minor children or aging parents. Medical procedures, such as life support; treatment of heirs; and who will manage the finances should be discussed. The most important thing, Hadrick emphasized, is to get started.

After supper the remainder of the evening was devoted to “Fun Night,” which included making table runners, massage, jewelry making, a livestock knowledge quiz and making magnetic bulletin boards.

The annual Rural Women in Ag Conference was held Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2010 at the Spearfish Canyon Lodge near Spearfish, SD. Spectacular fall colors of the canyon greeted nearly 60 attendees.

Kicking off the conference, participants divided into breakout sessions, which included: how to navigate the social networking cyber highway; healthy meals in a hurry; and estate planning.

South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service (SDCES) Educator Laurie Tangen covered the topic “Healthy Meals in a Hurry.” She discussed which foods can and cannot be frozen, and displayed several food storage products that have special features to make them airtight. She stressed the importance of using “freezer” bags to freeze foods rather than “storage” bags.

Tangen also provided recipes that can be prepared using a master mix, such as meat sauce. This mix can be made beforehand and then incorporated into other entrees such as sloppy joes or spaghetti.

Stacy Hadrick, also a SDCES Educator, discussed “Planning for Your Family’s Future.” She says the first step in estate planning is to set goals – especially business goals – and write them down. Then start talking. A number of issues should be addressed, including retirement needs and care of minor children or aging parents. Medical procedures, such as life support; treatment of heirs; and who will manage the finances should be discussed. The most important thing, Hadrick emphasized, is to get started.

After supper the remainder of the evening was devoted to “Fun Night,” which included making table runners, massage, jewelry making, a livestock knowledge quiz and making magnetic bulletin boards.

The annual Rural Women in Ag Conference was held Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2010 at the Spearfish Canyon Lodge near Spearfish, SD. Spectacular fall colors of the canyon greeted nearly 60 attendees.

Kicking off the conference, participants divided into breakout sessions, which included: how to navigate the social networking cyber highway; healthy meals in a hurry; and estate planning.

South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service (SDCES) Educator Laurie Tangen covered the topic “Healthy Meals in a Hurry.” She discussed which foods can and cannot be frozen, and displayed several food storage products that have special features to make them airtight. She stressed the importance of using “freezer” bags to freeze foods rather than “storage” bags.

Tangen also provided recipes that can be prepared using a master mix, such as meat sauce. This mix can be made beforehand and then incorporated into other entrees such as sloppy joes or spaghetti.

Stacy Hadrick, also a SDCES Educator, discussed “Planning for Your Family’s Future.” She says the first step in estate planning is to set goals – especially business goals – and write them down. Then start talking. A number of issues should be addressed, including retirement needs and care of minor children or aging parents. Medical procedures, such as life support; treatment of heirs; and who will manage the finances should be discussed. The most important thing, Hadrick emphasized, is to get started.

After supper the remainder of the evening was devoted to “Fun Night,” which included making table runners, massage, jewelry making, a livestock knowledge quiz and making magnetic bulletin boards.

The annual Rural Women in Ag Conference was held Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2010 at the Spearfish Canyon Lodge near Spearfish, SD. Spectacular fall colors of the canyon greeted nearly 60 attendees.

Kicking off the conference, participants divided into breakout sessions, which included: how to navigate the social networking cyber highway; healthy meals in a hurry; and estate planning.

South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service (SDCES) Educator Laurie Tangen covered the topic “Healthy Meals in a Hurry.” She discussed which foods can and cannot be frozen, and displayed several food storage products that have special features to make them airtight. She stressed the importance of using “freezer” bags to freeze foods rather than “storage” bags.

Tangen also provided recipes that can be prepared using a master mix, such as meat sauce. This mix can be made beforehand and then incorporated into other entrees such as sloppy joes or spaghetti.

Stacy Hadrick, also a SDCES Educator, discussed “Planning for Your Family’s Future.” She says the first step in estate planning is to set goals – especially business goals – and write them down. Then start talking. A number of issues should be addressed, including retirement needs and care of minor children or aging parents. Medical procedures, such as life support; treatment of heirs; and who will manage the finances should be discussed. The most important thing, Hadrick emphasized, is to get started.

After supper the remainder of the evening was devoted to “Fun Night,” which included making table runners, massage, jewelry making, a livestock knowledge quiz and making magnetic bulletin boards.

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