Deadline nears for women in agriculture conference

Pearls of Production

The deadline for early registration for Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture is nearing.

The early-registration discount ends after Oct. 13, said Marcia Shannon, University of Missouri Extension swine specialist and organizer of the fifth annual event, Nov. 3-4.

Shannon said the workshop offers women in livestock agriculture an opportunity to learn from other women in the industry in hands-on sessions and tours.

The event kicks off Nov. 3 in Fulton with a welcome from Ashley McCarty, executive director of Missouri Farmers Care. Central Missouri Meat & Sausage opens its doors 2:30-6 p.m. for a tour and demonstrations. Amber Dunnegan Henry of Henry Meat Co. is the dinner speaker.

On Nov. 4, breakout sessions at MU research farms in Columbia offer training on subjects such as calf processing, chainsaw safety, and pasture and forage management.

Discounted lodging is available on a limited basis at Baymont Inn & Suites, Fulton. Deadline for booking rooms at the conference rate is Oct. 3.

Go to for more information and to register.

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