Recently, women gathered at the Smith County Courthouse and at the Mankato Community Center to focus on agriculture business management. Women in Agriculture meetings were held in Smith Center and in Mankato with the same topics at each of the programs. Whether a landowner, leader or helpmate; women play an important role in ensuring the success of family farm enterprises. The meetings, hosted by K-State Research and Extension’s Post Rock District, provided a unique environment where women can focus on increasing efficiency through their specific roles.
Sandra Wick, Post Rock Extension District Agriculture Agent, presented information on developing equitable leases along with the results
of the 2013 Post Rock Extension Leasing Arrangements survey.
Nora Rhoades, Post Rock Extension District Family and Youth Development Agent, presented at both of the Women in Agriculture meetings and provided communication strategies for farm families.
“This type of meeting not only provides agricultural information on issues and concerns facing farm wives or women in agriculture, but creates an excellent networking opportunity for women to meet and visit others in north central Kansas.” stated Wick, “We are most appreciative of our local partners for making presentations and providing valuable information to the participants.” Throughout the meetings women learned and shared about up-to-date production strategies, practical tips, and rural life lessons.
If you were able to attend either of the recent Post Rock Extension Women in Agriculture meetings, contact any office of the Post Rock Extension District in Beloit, Lincoln, Mankato, Osborne or Smith Center for copies of the materials from the meetings.
Osborne will be the location tonight (April 28) of an additional Women in Agriculture meeting with “Farm Transition Planning” as the featured topic with Mike Irvin, Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation as the guest speaker.