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Women's Conference Focuses on Montana's Leading Economy

Conference encourages and embraces agriculture through education, collaboration and networking

 


The 2016 Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture Conference will be held September 7 through 9 at the Big Horn Resort in Billings, Montana. The event, held annually since 2001, is one of the largest women’s agricultural conferences in the region.

The conference provides women the opportunity to learn about current events and agricultural issues, network with other women involved in agriculture, and focus on leadership development. The mission of the Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture symposium is to, “empower women involved in all sectors of agriculture through education, collaboration, and networking, to ensure the success of farming and ranching across the region.” Although the conference has an agriculture theme, women from all walks of life can learn something and enjoy the content of this year’s conference.

The conference will be headlined by #1 New York Times bestselling author, celebrated transformational leader and one of the nation’s leading experts on happiness, success and unconditional love, Marci Shimoff. Additional conference topics include estate planning and charitable giving, social media, photography, cover crops, soil health, translating research to conversation, GMOs and a women in business panel discussion. Mixed in with the education will be an interactive canvas bag painting with Salvage Design Studio as well as a western couture fashion show featuring local clothing stores.

Early registration is $70 (must be postmarked by August 20), and late or on-site registration is $80. A block of rooms is reserved until August 24 under “Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture” at the Big Horn Resort, (406) 839-9300 and the group rate starts at $89 plus tax.

For more information, a full conference agenda, or to register online, visit our website at http://www.WomenSteppingForward.org. You can also find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/womensteppingforward. Contact Tara Becken at (406) 930-4205 or Whitney Klasna at (406) 951-0538, or send an email to womensteppingforwardMT@gmail.com.

 

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