Register Today for the 2023 Rhode Island Women in Agriculture Conference
Rhode Island Women in Agriculture invite farmers across Rhode Island and New England to join us for the 2023 Rhode Island Women in Agriculture Conference to be held Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island.
"We are pleased to be able to support this important conference again this year," said Rhode Island NRCS State Conservationist, R. Phou Vongkhamdy. "It provides a showcase for the accomplishments of women in agriculture throughout Rhode Island while also providing opportunities to network and learn new and best practices in agriculture."
Women have been a critical part of farm and ranch operations across the country — and around the globe — for centuries. But now, as women in agriculture, we have a unique opportunity to be the change we want to see in our industry. We must build on the incredible legacy of stewardship, innovation, and productivity and help one another succeed now and moving into the future.
Whether it is a farm business that feeds the world, land that you leave better than you found it, or a relationship that empowers and supports your community, industry, and neighbors — there are many ways to build and grow your contribution to agriculture. The time is now for each of us to step up to the plate and take on these challenges.
This year's conference keynote speaker is Joel Salatin, who co-owns Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia with his family. Featured in the New York Times bestseller “Omnivore’s Dilemma” and award-winning documentary “Food Inc.,” their regenerative farm serves more than 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, 10 retail outlets, and a farmer’s market with salad bar, beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, and forestry products.
Visit Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-rhode-island-women-in-agriculture-conference-tickets-483354515367 for details and to register! A limited number of free tickets are available for those 18 and under and enrolled in a 4-H Club or High School FFA Chapter. Chapter or Club must be input at registration.
Vendors and information exhibitors, please contact Kim Coulter at 401-932-6459 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space for this important event.
The Rhode Island Women in Agriculture Conference is organized by Rhode Island Women in Agriculture with funding from USDA-NRCS and local sponsors.
Note: Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact Julie Wright, Outreach Coordinator, at 401-822-8843 or Julie.Wright@usda.gov, or dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunication relay services.
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