Save the date: Rural Women in Agriculture Conference Oct. 2-3

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Women involved in the agriculture industry should save the date for the 2014 South Dakota Rural Women in Agriculture conference Oct. 2-3 at the Terra Sancta Retreat Center in Rapid City, S.D.

This annual conference routinely provides women with great speakers and resources that address current ag issues along with self-development topics. Networking opportunities, Pay It Forward projects and shopping are also part of the conference lineup.

Keynote speaker is John Beranek who is back by popular demand after the 2013 conference. He is a motivator and Executive Coach who excels at helping individuals find balance and joy in their personal and professional lives.

In addition Sally Amtmann, who is a Senior Area Business Manager at Zoetis, will lead a DISC training to help women in attendance identify their leadership traits and those of others. And Dr. Gary Sides, beef and feedlot nutritionist with Zoetis Animal Health, will present on global animal and human health issues. Sides has extensive beef industry nutrition experience, compiling 20 years with organizations and universities.

The conference will kick off with touring and shopping in the host city of Rapid City on Thursday. That evening at Terra Sancta the agenda will include discussions on personal development and creative learning activities like jewelry making, massages and creating personal artwork. Friday will offer a full day of agricultural topics and discussions.

A block of rooms is being held at Terra Sancta Retreat Center. Book yours by calling (605) 716-0925. Find South Dakota Rural Women on Facebook for future registration details and more conference highlights.