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2010 Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture symposium October 5-6

BOZEMAN, MT – The deadline to register for this fall’s annual Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture symposium is Sept. 22, USDA Montana Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Bruce Nelson announced last week.

The annual women’s agriculture symposium is Oct. 5-6 at the Montana Club in Helena. Designed as an avenue for women involved in the promotion of Montana’s agriculture to learn about issues affecting Montana’s rural agricultural communities, promote leadership development and further support women’s leadership roles within Montana communities.

“Now is the time for Montana women agriculture producers and partners to get signed up for the annual symposium,” said Nelson, who is the current chairman of the USDA Food and Agriculture Council which is co-hosting the symposium with the Montana Agri-Women, Montana Farm Bureau Women, Women Involved in Farm Economics and the Montana Cattlewomen. The Food and Agriculture Council is comprised of USDA agencies, including Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Montana Farm Service Agency, National Agriculture Statistics Service – Montana Field Office, Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS), Risk Management Agency, Rural Development and Forest Service.

Registration costs $60, and checks can be made payable to WSFFA and sent to: Andrea Ceartin at NRCS; 3710 Fallon St., Suite B; Bozeman, MT 59718. For questions, contact Andrea at 406-522-4025 or andrea.ceartin@mt.usda.gov and download the agenda and registration form at: http://www.mt.nrcs.usda.gov/news/womenag.html.

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