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2012 Women in Agriculture Conference Scheduled

By Helen Brody (December 8, 2011)

The 2012 New Hampshire Women in Agriculture Conference has been scheduled for Thursday, February 3, 2012 (corrected date) as part of the New Hampshire Farm&Forest Expo at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center.Pre Registration of $10 must be received by January 20, 2012. Includes one day pass to NH Farm & Forest Expo

Keynote speaker: Dafna Michaelson – founder of the Journey Institute and Women as Social Entrepreneurs group (entire bio on

www. extension.unh.edu/Agric/RiskManagement.htm                                                                 New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food

Farmer Panel

Hear from a panel of three NH farm women who share their experiences with starting
and operating their businesses and how they connect to the land and their communities.

Panelists: Donna Ducharme, Snow Dragon Mountain Farm, Meredith, NH
Mary Boucher, Boucher’s Greenhouse, Litchfield, NH                                                      
Renee Cantara, New Roots Farm, Newmarket, NH

Value-added panel

This group of panelists each own and operate a value-added business. They take raw agricultural products and make it into something else. Examples to be discussed are breads, cheeses and beer.

Panelists: Jenny Chartier, Abigail’s Bakery, Goffstown, NH
Jenny Tapper, Via Lactea Farm, Brookfield, NH
Annette Lee, Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH

Update on Risk Management

For more information visit website: www.extension.unh.edu/Agric/RiskManagement.htm

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