women-in-ag-logo-170PULLMAN, Wash. – Marketing a farm business positively and with passion will be the focus of the annual Women in Agriculture Conference to be held in locations across Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska on Saturday, Feb. 21.

The conference is for women who have been farming for years, new and aspiring farmers, supporting spouses, students, interns and others who own an agriculture-related business. Scholarships are available for aspiring farmers, college agriculture students and 4-H and FFA members interested in an agriculture-related career.

Presentations by keynote speakers will be broadcast to 28 locations, listed below.

Registration – including a light breakfast, lunch, workshop and materials – costs $25 through Feb. 13 and $30 after that. Register and get more information at http://www.womeninag.wsu.edu.

Sharing your compelling business story

Everyone has a story that needs to be told to promote agriculture, said Margaret Viebrock, Washington State University Douglas County extension director and chair of the conference.  Marketing expert and speaker Erica Mills believes every woman can—and should—have a consistently compelling way to describe her farm business.

Using proven tools that have been tested by thousands of users, Mills will guide conference participants in a simple three-step marketing method to help them create a marketing action plan that gets results.

Walla Walla farmer Emily Asmus will showcase how her Welcome Table Farms keeps its brand fresh to build interest and loyalty. Conference participants will learn tools and techniques that are critical to her marketing plan.

“In addition to telling a compelling story as part of a marketing plan, this conference will help provide ways to inform decision makers, non-farmers and community members about best management practices,” Viebrock said.

Immediate, practical information

“Last year, nearly 600 women attended,” she said. “Many attendees reported it was the best conference for women producers because it presented practical information they could use right away.”

Participants with a disability requiring special accommodations may contact Viebrock at viebrock@wsu.edu.

 

Contact:
Margaret Viebrock, WSU Extension, 509-745-8531, viebrock@wsu.edu

 

2015 Women in Agriculture Conference Locations

Bremerton, WA Norm Dicks Government Center345 6th Street

Bremerton, WA 98337

Cathlamet, WA  Cathlamet Community Center101 Main Street

Cathlamet, WA 98612

Chehalis, WA Old Historic Courthouse, Meeting Room 003351 NW North Street

Chehalis WA 98532

(west entrance)

Colville, WA WSU Steven County Extension986 S. Main

Colville, WA 99114

Everett, WA WSU ExtensionAdopt a Stream – Auditorium Meeting Room

600 128th Street SE

Everett, WA 98208

Goldendale, WA United Methodist Church109 E Broadway

Goldendale, WA 98620

Montesano, WA Grays Harbor County Forestry Building310 W. Spruce Ave.

Montesano, WA 98563

Mount Vernon, WA 

 

WSU Mount Vernon16650 State Route 536

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Nespelem, WA 

 

 

Tribal Administration BuildingConference Room

44 School Loop Road

Nespelem, WA 99155

Olympia, WA Natural Resources Building1111 Washington St SE

Olympia, WA 98501

Pullman, WA Ensminger PavilionCorner of Wilson & Lincoln

On the WSU Campus

Pullman, WA 99164

Puyallup, WA 

 

 

WSU Puyallup Research & Extension CenterAllmendinger Center

2606 W Pioneer

Puyallup, WA 98371

Republic, WA 

 

 

WSU ExtensionFerry County Courthouse

350 E Delaware Ave. #9

Republic, WA 99166

Sequim, WA 

 

 

Jamestown S’Klallam TribeRed Cedar Room

1033 Old Blyn Highway

Sequim, WA 98382

Spokane, WA St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church5720 S Perry Street

Spokane, WA 99223

Vancouver, WA WSU Extension1919 NE 78th Street

Vancouver, WA 98665

Walla Walla, WA 

 

Walla Walla County Legislative Building314 W. Main

Walla Walla, WA 99362

Wenatchee, WA Confluence Technology Center285 Technology Way

Wenatchee, WA 98801

Yakima, WA  Yakima Valley Community CollegeDeccio Higher Education Center

101 Parker Room

Yakima, WA 98902

Caldwell, IDMountain Time

9:30 – 4:30

University of IdahoCaldwell Research & Extension Center

1904 E. Chicago, Street, Suite A-B

Caldwell, ID 83605

Idaho Falls, IDMountain Time

9:30 – 4:30

 

Idaho Falls R & E Center1776 Science Center Drive Suite 205

Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Pocatello, IDMountain Time

9:30 – 4:30

University of IdahoBannock County Extension

10560 N Fairgrounds Rd, Building A

Pocatello, ID 83202

Salmon, IDMountain Time

9:30 – 4:30

Salmon Valley Business & Innovation Center803 Monroe Street

Salmon, ID 83467

Sandpoint, ID 

 

University of Idaho Extension4205 North Boyer Ave

Sandpoint, ID 83864

Twin Falls, IDMountain Time

9:30 – 4:30

Twin Falls Research & Extension CenterEvergreen Building

315 Falls Avenue

Twin Falls, ID 83301

La Grande, OR 

 

Union County OSU Extension office10507 N McAlister Rd,

La Grande, OR 97850

Salem, OR  Farm Bureau1320 Capitol St. NE Suite 200

Salem, OR 97301

Fairbanks, AKAlaska Standard Time

7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

(one hour behind Pacific Time)

University of Alaska FairbanksReichardt Building, Room 201B

900 Yukon Drive

Fairbanks, AK 99775