FSA hosts Ag Women’s Day
Farm Service Agency Brookings County Farm Loan Officer Gail Gullickson encourages women involved in agriculture to attend the Fifth Annual Ag Women’s Day June 10 at the First Lutheran Church Activity Center in Brookings, S.D.
“This year’s event offers something of interest for all participants. We encourage all women, regardless of their age or role on the farm, to invest in themselves and attend this daylong inspirational and educational event,” said Gullickson.
The keynote speaker, SusieO, is a city-born preacher’s kid turned farm-wife and mother. Her unique perspective and gift of story-telling causes people to laugh at life and learn at the same time. Attendees will choose two break-out sessions from topics that include how to find your “want to” to start and stay with an exercise and nutrition program, your role as CEO (Chief Emotional Officer), what superfoods you are growing in your garden, how to grow your agricultural business in South Dakota, learning danger signs of heart disease, and learning the art of arm knitting. The conference also will provide attendees with information about the new Farm Bill and USDA-NRCS Programs. The event will end with Melanie Brown as she inspires women to “Ignite the Power in You”. “This day is designed for today’s woman who has to manage and balance both personal and professional aspects of their daily lives,” said Gullickson.
The day’s events begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration starting at 8 a.m. Registration is requested on or before June 1 and costs $10. Interested individuals should contact the Brookings County FSA Office at 605-692-8003.
–S.D. Farm Service Agency