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Women & Youth Conference Scheduled in June Risk management & sustainable Ag. in Nevada, Idaho & Utah

Posted 4/18/2011

Women and youth can learn to effectively manage financial, production, marketing, legal and human resources risks associated with an agriculture business at the Great Basin Women and Youth in Agriculture Conference. The Conference, scheduled for June 14-16, 2011, will be held at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

This Conference will highlight women and youth producer benefits in profit maximization and production efficiency. It will give youth the opportunity to explore career possibilities in agriculture and give women the education to build or enhance an agriculture operation. The Conference promises to offer well-informed, experienced speakers and a fun-in-the-sun learning venue.

The long-term goals for this Conference are to increase the: small business planning skills necessary to own, operate and sustain an agricultural operation; knowledge and skills pertaining to arid region. production agriculture and insurance options; knowledge and skills to develop direct small farm marketing options; knowledge about food safety in terms of small farm and ranch production; knowledge and skills to effectively manage family farm enterprises; and awareness of school gardens and farm-to-school program opportunities.

The room rate is $49 plus tax per night. Call the South Point Hotel and Casino at 866-791-7626 to make your room reservations. Ask for the Great Basin Women Youth in Agriculture Conference Room Rate. The Conference registration is $125 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch during the conference. Visit www.unce.unr.edu/adhoc/rmaconf to register online. The Conference room rate and online registration ends May 13, 2011.

The Conference promises to offer well-informed, experienced speakers and a fun-in-the-sun learning venue. For more information call 775-945-3444 (ext. 10 or 13).

This conference is funded primarily by the USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) and provided by faculty from University of Nevada Cooperative, as well as, invited local and national speakers.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of the University that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from the University—and other land-grant universities—to local communities. Educational programs are developed based on local needs, sometimes in partnership with other agencies and volunteers. For more information about University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, please visit the website at www.unce.unr.edu

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