A health fair and wine tasting are being added as pre-conference offerings for "Celebrating Ag Women," the 2008 Women Managing the Farm Conference scheduled Feb. 8-9 at the Grand Prairie Hotel and Convention Center in Hutchinson.
The women's conference typically highlights topics of interest to women who have chosen agri-business as their career, says Kristy Archuleta, conference coordinator, who is based at Kansas State University.
Conference sessions will focus on topics such as managing a family farm or a farm partnership; planning and conducting a successful business meeting; evaluating insurance needs; managing time to balance work and family, reducing stress and improving health.
The conference will include more than 20 sessions, a resource fair and time for networking with others who share similar challenges and opportunities, Archuleta says.
The health fair will begin Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. and include a blood pressure check and tips on managing weight and health (sponsored by Curves), a skin analysis/skin cancer screening (sponsored by Kansas Farm Bureau), and a tasting of Kansas wines (sponsored by the Kansas Department of Commerce).
The pre-conference events are included with registration for the two- day conference, which is $75 prior to Feb. 1, and $90 thereafter. Registration for one day is $50. For registration or more information, go to www.womenmanagingthefarm.info or call 1-866-FARM- KSU or 1-866-327-6578.