Farm women need time to connect and network with others who wear the same, many hats they do, and face the same daily experiences and challenges. Extension Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Calumet, Sheboygan, Ozaukee & Washington Counties once again hosted the annual “Heart of the Farm” Farm Women’s Conference at Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center. The goal for the one-day conference was to provide farm women support in farm management and financial decision making, to create support networks, and help connect them with agricultural resources. Over 65 farm women attended this year’s event.
Based on post-meeting evaluations, respondents (n=50) indicated they increased their knowledge (on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being low and 5 being high) +1.1 points regarding calf management, +1.09 points regarding taking care of you, and +1.31 regarding the art of negotiation.
~ Tina Kohlman, Dairy & Livestock Agent, Extension Fond du Lac County