An one-day conference for women from all walks of life will be held at the Shenandoah Historical Museum Building, next month. on Saturday, March 21. The Mills County Extension Office reports the “Women Gaining Ground” conference, presented by Women, Land and Legacy, takes place 8-a.m. March 21st.
Officials say a series of six interesting and insightful sessions will be held throughout the day. Participants can attend three of the following sessions:
• Reducing Your Risk of Identity Theft: Identity is an asset—as valuable as cash in hand. Learn how to protect your assets by becoming more informed about which types of personal information thieves are stealing.
• Local Foods: Grow It Here, Eat It Here: Learn about the benefits of eating food grown close to home and get tips for becoming a successful ag entrepreneur.
• Creative Start-Ups: Hear the story of Joe Sweeney, a 5th generation cattle farmer who is now part of a new wave of agriculture with the establishment of Buckeye Fish Company.
• Travel Time Not Required: Find out more about some of the wonderful things close to home that Western Iowa has to offer.
• The Business of Bees: Interested in the intriguing lives of bees and their role in the environment? Two local beekeepers will share their expertise.
• Spring Decorating—With Junk: The Farmer’s Daughters will share some tips and tricks for freshening up your home, porch and yard, just in time for spring.
Keynote speaker for the event is Holly Hoffman, a former contestant on TV’s “Survivor” show, who is scheduled to make her presentation at 10:15-a.m. Hoffman is an inspirational and motivational speaker who encourages others to take opportunities and focus on attitude, confidence, determination, desire, and faith.
The day will start with donuts and fresh fruit. Lunch will be feature a baked potato bar and desserts. To finish the day, participants will be sent home with locally prepared cookies. All that good food may have some women worrying about their figures, so Bobbi Schaaf will be teaching some yoga moves after lunch that will help burn off a few calories and promote life-long fitness.
The conference features a variety of local merchants displaying some of their most popular products. Pre-registration is required, with registrations postmarked by March 10th eligible to win $100 cash. Details for the conference, including access to the registration form, are available on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/womenlandlegacywgg.
Any questions can be directed to Mills County ISU Extension at 712-624-8616; Fremont County ISU Extension at 712-374-2351; or Montgomery County ISU Extension at 712-623-2592.