(Posted Thu. Apr 7th, 2016)
Next week, USDA’s Women in Agriculture Mentoring Network will be hosting the second in a series of engagement conference calls, with the theme of “Women as New and Beginning Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers.” National Corn Growers Association Past President Pam Johnson will take part in the panel.
Women looking to start a career on the farm or ranch, or who have just begun a career and are looking for guidance, are invited to join and hear from experts on tools available, what to expect, and how women can help each other succeed. The call will feature a panel and time for discussion following the speakers.
In addition to Johnson, featured speakers are Lilia McFarland, new farmer coordinator for the USDA, and A-dae Romero, director of community development for Pulama Lana’i, HI, contributor to the First Nations Development Institute, co-founder and former executive director of Cochiti Pueblo, N.M.
The call will be from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 13. Those interested can join by calling (888) 844-9904 with the passcode 9041474#. Questions on logistics and any questions for guest speakers can be submitted in advance by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon EDT on April 13.