Early registration encouraged for Oct. 26 event at the Ramada Inn

    Agri-Women from Minnesota and North Dakota have been busy finalizing this year’s Harvest of Knowledge Agri-Women’s Conference which will be held Friday, October 26 at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks.     

    It is a fun day consisting of many interesting and educational topics along with social networking.

    This year our Keynote Speaker is Stephanie Goetz, an award-winning news anchor, executive speaker coach, accomplished speaker, and a professional trainer.  She is an Emmy-nominated broadcaster who reported more than 5000 newscasts at NBC, CBS, and ABC affiliates over 10 years, including our local channels of WDAY/WDAZ and KVLY.  Stephanie is now founder and CEO of the media and communications consulting firm, Goetz Communications.  She will be presenting - Women Empowerment.

    Don Loeslie, a local farmer/historian, will be educating us on the humanity of the area farmers after World War II in his presentation of “Mercy Wheat”.  

    This was our part in helping farmers in war torn Europe recover and help feed themselves and the world.

    We will receive instruction on Tai Chi Chih from Sona Lesmeister of the Happiness Project.  Sona is a life coach and works with a variety of people.  She will be teaching us how to relax with the moves of Tai Chi Chih.

    There are many statements being made that are either not true or misleading and we will have Rachel Gray, a beef farmer and Ag in the Classroom Educator/board member, and Bridgett Readel, a representative from Dow Chemical Co., covering animal agriculture and crop production respectively.  Together they will be myth bustin’ these false claims.

    Taking this information, Stephanie Goetz will be back to help us communicate the truth in a positive way.  We have long been reactive and its time to be proactive and tell our stories. Stephanie will give us tips on how we can achieve this.

    As in the past we will be having drawings throughout the day and at the end of conference we have a drawing for $200 cash from the conference committee and a Spa Package donated by Butler Machinery Co, Grand Forks, ND.  

    We also will be drawing an early bird registration prize for a free night stay at the Ramada Inn, which they have donated to our conference.

    This Conference is made possible by grants and donations from Small Grains Institute, Minnesota Corn Growers, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Lake Region Chapter of Agri-Women, Ag Country Farm Services and many other area businesses.

    For more information or a registration form contact Karen Landman at 701-326-4523 or Donna Ulseth at 218-280-1335.

    Early registration is encouraged, the cost includes lunch, entertainment, silent auction, prizes, and area vendors ag fair.