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WVU Extension giving women in agriculture an opportunity to grow

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The West Virginia Women in Agriculture conference will take place Oct. 20-21 at Camp Dawson in Kingwood. 
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A new West Virginia University Extension Service program is empowering women in agriculture by providing them with first-hand knowledge of ways to manage farm finances, production and technology. It is part of a growing movement in West Virginia of women breaking out of typical gender roles.

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The West Virginia Women in Agriculture conference will take place Oct. 20-21 at Camp Dawson in Kingwood. 

“We don’t want to be like other conferences that revolve around farming, because in our experience, we find that women generally learn differently and we want to maximize their learning. We focus on hands-on, peer-to-peer learning and have mentors in every track who are successful, West Virginian female farmers.” - Stacey Huffman, WVU Extension Service agent in Mineral County and conference chairperson 

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Stacey Huffman, WVU Extension Service agent in Mineral County.

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West Virginia’s women farmers have unique opportunity to grow with WVU Extension program

Target Audience

Women farmers

Farmers

Entrepreneurs

People interested in agriculture

Innovative thinkers

People interested in entrepreneurship

Educators 

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CONTACT: Zane Lacko, WVU Extension Service,
304.293.8986; zlacko@mail.wvu.edu