The first Logan County Women in Agriculture seminar was held on Wednesday at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. The event focused on ag information to those women involved in the industry from the area.
LaRae Baker, soil conservationist and director of the event, discussed the importance of women in agriculture and the need of agricultural education in our community.
Listen to LaRae Baker talk about the event.
The event covered numerous subjects with many speakers. Some highlights included conservation planning and financial assistance, a segment on product marketing, and a discussion on landlord and tenant relations just to highlight a few.
One very informational presentation was by Kelly Brakefield Moore, an attorney for Wright Law in Dublin. She presented information on estate planning and explained the importance of planning ahead. Moore said preparation for the passing of ownership after death may not be easy, but is necessary. She also pointed out the variety of choices that can assure the property and equipment is dealt with in the individual’s best wishes.
Listen to Kelly Moore talk about the importance of estate planning.
The Whitmore House catered the event and also provided a presentation in locally grown foods and gave some unique recipes to participants.
Teresa Stenger, a program technician for the Farm Service Agency, spoke on the different agricultural programs headed by the government. These programs specialize in conservation, disaster, livestock, and other areas and aim to help agriculturalists and land owners. Stenger also touched on the hard weather and the USDA’s role in categorizing droughts.
The purpose of the Women in Agriculture event is to provide women in production agriculture a chance to network with others in their field. It also offered the opportunity to find and learn more about agricultural resources that may be available locally.