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Photo ©JackFOhio State University (OSU) Extension will host the 7th annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference. The conference is planned for Thursday, March 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the R.G. Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE in Massillon. All women and young women (high school age) who are interested, involved in, or want to become involved with food, agricultural, or natural resources production or small business are encouraged to attend.

According to Christine Kendle, Extension Educator for Family and Consumer Sciences for OSU Extension in Tuscarawas County and a member of the Women in Agriculture Conference Planning Team, “Ohio women in agriculture are paving the way for the future. As Extension educators and professionals, it is our mission to ensure that the next generation is educated, empowered, and encouraged to grow confidence and create crucial connections as they face the challenges of producing food, fuel, and fiber for a global population.”

The conference program features a networking fair and 18 breakout sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, producers, and partner agencies. Sessions are focused around five themes: Business & Finance, Plants & Animals, Communication, Home & Family, and Special Interest.

Interested individuals can register for the conference on-line at go.osu.edu/eowia2020. Cost of the conference is $55 for adult participants and $30 for students. Conference fee includes conference participation, continental breakfast, lunch, and conference handouts. For more information, please contact the Tuscarawas County office of OSU Extension at 330-339-2337. Deadline for registration is March 12.

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