University of Maryland Extension

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Pre-Conference

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 (All day)
Dover Downs, Dover DE
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February 12, 2020 - Preconference 

1pm - 5pm

Participants choose between two topics for an inter-active hands on workshop

(Option A) Mindfully Managing Stress and Building Farm and Farm Family Resilience 

Farm and farm families experience ordinary and extraordinary stress due to the nature of farm business.  Join us to explore tools you can use to identify your resilience factors and how they can be used to manage change and stress in your life. Discover some important information about the impact of stress on our bodies and then some strategies to reduce stress and bring mindfulness to you and your family’s life. Connect with others as we learn to adapt when life becomes overwhelming. 

(Option B) From Farm to Market: Tips and Tools for promoting, displaying and selling produce

Marketing to consumers is an important way to communicate your farms products, value and production methods. Join this interactive session to learn best practices in marketing to sell more at farmers' markets and farm stands.  Small group discussions and hands on activities such as sign-making and creating eye-catching displays will be part of this session.  Free resources will be distributed for use at markets and farm stands. The second half of the workshop will review popular social media platforms and trends to create content that will showcase your product and engage current and future customers. We will also look at some apps to enhance your photographs, and other cool, animated attention-getting mobile applications.

February 12, 2020 - Harness Racing Reception

6pm - 8pm

Stay Late, Come Early~

Included in the price of the Preconference Ticket OR the Main Conference Ticket you are invited to join us for our Harness Racing Reception.  Appetizers will be provided, with a cash bar available.  The event is free, but please RSVP by purchasing a "free" ticket below so that we have enough food for everyone!

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