University of Maryland Extension

Annual Conference

 

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!

February 13, 2020 - Main Conference

8:30am - 4:30pm

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

WIA Special Guest Room Rate is $139

Room Reservations must be made by January 13, 2020 to receive the discounted rate

To receive the discounted rate contact Dover Down's Reservation Department:

866-473-7378 and Provide the Code "GWAG20"

 

 Agenda including Keynote and Breakouts will be available soon.

About the Conference

Annual conference held in the MidAtlantic region to focus on the unique needs and interests of women in agriculture.

  • Half Day Preconference Workshop
  • 3 Keynote Presentations
  • 15 Breakout Sessions
  • 200 participants from 5 states
  • Exhibitors from around the region

Are you interested in sponsoring for being a vendor for the conference? If so take a look at our sponsorship opporutnities.

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