Six speakers scheduled for Heart of the Farm
Six speakers are scheduled for the last of the 2013 series of the Heart of the Farm - Women in Agriculture conferences being held on Thursday, April 4 at the Millhome Supper Club four miles southeast of here.
The program starts at 10 a.m. with Manitowoc County Extension Service family living educator Faye Malek leading a session of the Through Real Colors exercise. It is a color-based insight likely to describe the characteristics of oneself and other people.
Following the late morning lunch, Diamond V regional sales manager Kristy Pagel of Kewaunee County will share ideas on how to balance and organize the multiple tasks a farm woman is likely to face. Attendees are advised to bring their "BIG girl boots."
Cultivating one's financial health will be the leadoff afternoon topic for Jenni Riedeman, a financial advisor at National Exchange Bank and Trust. She will review the five main areas of financial planning and the effect each can have.
The day's session will conclude with a segment titled "Is it a Three-Ring Circus or Balancing Act?
How they answer that question in their own lives will be dairy producer and Dairy Marketing Services field representative Julie Cooper of Mt. Calvary, Gold Star Farms co-owner Deb Reinhart of rural New Holstein, and Soaring Eagle Dairy co-owner Julie Maurer of Newton.
Registration fees of $20 per person are due by March 29. Checks payable to UW Extension should be sent to the Fond du Lac County Extension Office, c/o HOF-Kiel, Room 227, Administration/Extension, 400 University Drive, Fond du Lac, WI 54935-2998.
Additional information about the conference is available on the http://www.uwex.edu/heartofthefarm/ Web site or by calling Tina Kohlman at 920-929-3171, Scott Gunderson at 920-683-4168, or Jenny Vanderlin at 608-263-7795.
Sponsors of the 2013 Heart of the Farm conferences are the UW Extension Service, Center for Dairy Profitability, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Farm Service Agency.