Women’s conferences set
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Mar 06, 2013 | 624 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

When it comes to agriculture and small business, women can be just as successful as men and can be valuable partners in farming operations. Women are a growing demographic in agriculture and small business and need the resources, tools and education to help them be successful.

“Homeland to Heartland” conferences will be hosted by the University of Tennessee Extension service. The Knoxville event will be March 16 at the UT Extension Eastern Region Office. Other conferences are scheduled in Murfreesboro on April 13 and in Jackson May 4.

The conferences will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost of the one-day event is $15.

Registrations can be made online: www.homefronttoheartland.com; by phone, 865-974-7108; or by check (payable to UT Extension). The completed registration form can be mailed to Alice Rhea, UT Extension Eastern Region Office, 1801 Downtown West Blvd., Knoxville TN 37919.

Call the local UT Extension office at 728-7001 for registration information.

Conference topics include communication skills; labor management; relevant labor laws and record-keeping; understanding insurance; and federal and private funding opportunities. UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the Institute of Agriculture.

John Starne, research associate with UT Extension says, “These workshops will provide women useful and practical information on payroll records, labor regulations and labor communications and give women confidence in their roles on the farm.”