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"Scooping Up for Agricultural Extension Programming" Event

women, agriculture

Submitted by Craig Askim, Extension Agent/Agriculture and Natural Resources
Women are a valuable and vital part of the agriculture sector, but may not often have an opportunity to educate, explore, and express themselves in this area. I invite you to a women only open forum to share your thoughts and ideas on agricultural issues. “Scooping Up for Agricultural Extension Programming” will be Thursday, January 4, at the Beulah Civic Center at 6:30 p.m.
The goal is to express ideas and brainstorm possible Extension events related to agricultural issues that interest Mercer County women. At 6:30 p.m., we will “scoop up” snacks, and small groups will brainstorm possible programming ideas and concerns relating to:

1. Crops – chemicals, safety, marketing, disease, insurance, farm bill

2. Livestock – insurance, disease, marketing, nutrition, selection, breeding

3. Youth Agricultural Education – awareness, promotion, networking

4. Trees/Horticulture – types, kinds, disease, care, planting

5. Other – open to any topics – 4-H relating to agriculture, farm safety, succession planning, farm stress, wellness

Once each topic is discussed, the group will suggest educational events that address the two most popular ideas in each area. Scooping Up is intended to increase the power, efficiency and performance of agricultural Extension programming.

I encourage you to attend, as I want to bring something new and enriching to the women in Mercer County.  The event is free, but please RSVP by calling 701-873-5195 or emailing craig.askim@ndsu.edu by December 29, so I can plan.  Feel free to bring a friend.

I look forward to seeing you on January 4.

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