NYS Women in Agriculture Conference

  • Friday, November 3, 2017, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension to Host the First NY Women of Agriculture Conference

The NY Women of Agriculture Team will host its first NY Women of Agriculture Conference, Friday, November 3, in Syracuse, NY. The theme is “Communication and Building Connections,” providing a focus on personal and business growth skills and tools for women involved as primary or partner operators for their agriculture businesses.

This exciting one-day conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 6301 NY-298 (off Carrier Circle) in East Syracuse. The cost is $100 per person, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch, break refreshments, and all conference materials. Sponsors and exhibitors will be present for further networking opportunities.

For more information and to register, visit http://tinyurl.com/yd6ab7b5. Potential sponsors may contact Bonnie Collins at 315.736.3394; email bsc33@cornell.edu. To stay up to date, find us on Facebook by searching “NY Women of Agriculture Conference.”

Scholarships for NYS Women Veterans through FARM OPS are available to support registration, as well as hotel and/or mileage. Veterans are encouraged to visit the FARM OPS program at http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/ projects/farm-ops/, managed by the Cornell Small Farms Program.

An impressive group of speakers will present conference topics including Learning Key Communicating Techniques; Negotiating Issues / Challenges Effectively; Addressing Current Industry Issues; and Building Connections and Networking. The inaugural Keynote Speaker is Amanda Freund, Co-owner/Operator of Freund’s Farm, CowPots®, and Freund’s Farm Market & Bakery in Northwestern Connecticut. Ms. Freund’s experience and enthusiasm for agriculture as a profession and for her family’s farm businesses are evident in her inspiring talk about agricultural risk management. Currently Ms. Freund is active with the Agri-Mark Young Cooperators and the CT Farm Bureau Young Farmers.

Other presenters include Chris Tauzel of the NYS Agriculture Mediation Program; Paul Suarez, a Certified ‘Real Colors’ Trainer; Beth Meyers from the American Dairy Association Northeast; and Julie Suarez, the Closing Keynote speaker who serves as the Assistant Dean of Governmental and Community Relations in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell. Ms. Suarez (no relation to Paul Suarez) draws from her extensive experience in farm policy to address building business and personal connections while maintaining an effective network.

The New York Women of Agriculture Conference is presented by Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Broome, Oneida, Schoharie-Otsego Counties, the Capital District Area Agriculture and Horticulture Team, and the North Country Regional Agriculture Team.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting CCE Oneida County at 315.736.3394 (x104) by Friday, October 27, 2017.


$100.00 per person

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DoubleTree by Hilton
6301 NY-298
East Syracuse, NY 13057