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Conference for Women by Women

The NY Women for Agriculture team is excited to be hosting the first annual NY Women in Agriculture conference, Friday November 3rd, in Syracuse, NY. This conference will focus both personal and business growth skills and tools for women involved as either primary or partner operator for their agriculture operation. The theme of this year’s conference is “Communication and Building Connections.

Topics Include

  • Learning Key Communication Techniques
  • Negotiating issues/challenges effectively
  • Addressing current industry issues
  • Building connections and networking

Meet the Keynote

Our keynote speaker is Amanda Freund. Amanda grew up on the family farm and participated in 4-H and FFA. Today, Amanda is actively involved with the Agri-Mark Young Cooperators (their dairy cooperative) and the CT Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee.

The Schedule

  • 8:00 AM- Registration
  • 9:00 AM- Welcome
  • 9:15 AM– Keynote: Amanda Freund
  • 10:15 AM - Break
  • 10:30 AM Learning Personality Traits to enhance communication - Paul Suarez
  • 11:30 AM - How do we Communicate With Each Other? Claudia Kenny and Chris Tauzel
  • 12:15 PM - Lunch
  • 1:30 PM How to Handle Hot Button Issues - Beth Meyers
  • 3:00 PM - Break
  • 3:15 PM - Women in Agricultural Programs - Julie Suarez
  • 4:00 PM - Wrap-up
The one day conference will be held at the Doubletree, Carrier Circle in Syracuse. Here is the address 6301 NY-298, East Syracuse, NY 13057


The cost to attend the conference is $100 per person. Click on this registration link to register for the conference.

For more information, contact Bonnie Collins. Bonnie's Email address is bsc33@cornell.edu. Her phone number is (315) 736-3394 Ext. 104 or cell 315/736-2580 .

Looking for Conference Sponsors

If your company/organization would be interested in being a sponsor, visit the sponsorship page set up for the conference.

For more continued updates on the conference, follow it on Facebook.

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