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Moxley to address Women Managing the Farm conference

Friday, January 25, 2013

Virginia Moxley, dean of the College of Human Ecology, will speak on “Balancing it All” at the Women Managing the Farm Conference Feb. 7-8 in Manhattan.

She will address achieving balance in a life that includes work, family and community as well as making time to nurture oneself.

Also speaking at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center will be Vincent Amanor-Boadu, associate professor in agribusiness economics and management. His topic: “Women Transforming Management: Re-Imagining the 21st Century Farm Business.”

In considering the traditions that have come to define rural America and agriculture, Amanor-Boadu noted to sustain the values nurtured over past decades, women managers will need to actively engage in transforming how agriculture and the agri-food chain is managed.

“Doing so will require educating ourselves about our consumers and the industrial customers, and determining how we as resource and input providers can take advantage of their idiosyncrasies,” he said.

The two-day conference will include more than two dozen breakout sessions on a variety of topics and opportunities to network with others who share similar challenges.

More information about conference, sessions and registration is available at www.womenmanagingthefarm.info.


This article was posted on Friday, January 25, 2013, and is filed under College News.