Ag Women’s Day – June 7 in Faulkton

Farm Service Agency

What: 9th Annual Agricultural Women’s Day, hosted by USDA Farm Service Agency.

When: June 7, 8 a.m.

Where: Faulkton Community Center – Faulkton, S.D.

Theme: “It’s All Perspective.” Women play a major role on the family farm and/or ranch and are increasingly more involved in the agri-business world. This conference is designed to provide an overview of FSA as well as provide tools and information to help their family farm and agribusinesses succeed.

Keynote Speaker: Dairy Carrie — farmer, blogger, speaker mother.

Pre-registration is requested by May 24. Please call your local FSA office to pre-register as it helps the organizers plan properly. Registration is $10 per person and includes lunch. First come, first served, so RSVP soon.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this event should contact Dawn Nagel 605-258-2613 by email- dawn.nagel@sd.usda.gov or Federal Relay Service at 1-877-387-2001 by May 26.

Directions

The Faulkton Community Center is located at 1214 Court St. On Highway 212 from the west, turn right on 13th Ave. for 1 block, then turn left. From the east, turn left on 11th Ave. for 1 block then turn right.

Schedule

8:00 – 8:55 a.m.: Registration and visit vendors

8:55 a.m.: FSA welcome

9:00 a.m.: “FSA Today” by Jamie White, South Dakota FSA executive officer

9:30 a.m.: “Mastering the Grain Markets” by Elaine Kub, author

10:15 a.m.: “Fun Steps” by Cindy Geditz, FSA retiree, Door Prizes

10:30 a.m.: Break and visit vendors, sponsored by Faulk, Potter and Spink Conservation Districts

11:15 a.m.: “Hungry for Truth: Putting it all on the table to develop consumer trust” by Sarah Tveidt, communications director, South Dakota Soybean

12:10 p.m.: Door Prizes

12:20 p.m.: Dinner break, by Cheryl ’s Catering

1:30 p.m.: Door Prizes

1:40 p.m.: “Health and Fitness” by Nikki Walters, Team BodyBuilding.com and Clean Eating Parties, LLC

2:15 p.m.: Door prizes/bathroom break

2:35 p.m.: Keynote speaker, “Dairy Carrie” by Carrie Mess – farmer, blogger, speaker, mother

Following the FSA program, there will be wine tasting sponsored by Faulkton Drug and King Insurance Agency.