UA hosts Arkansas Women in Agriculture Conference

The second Arkansas Women in Agriculture conference will be held March 6-7 at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Ark., “to enrich the lives and empower the participants in all aspects of agriculture and in the rural community,” said Jennie Popp, an agricultural economist in the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

Jolene Brown of West Branch, Iowa, will return to the conference to deliver the keynote address, “Stand Up, Step Out and Lead.” She also will moderate a panel discussion regarding intergenerational concerns called “Generations at Work or At War.”

Dick Bell, secretary of agriculture, will introduce conference participants to the new Arkansas Department of Agriculture.

The full conference agenda is available on the Web: Registration is $35. Students can register for $25. More information is on the conference Web site: or call Jennie Popp or Darci Hewett at (479) 575-2279. Send e-mail to [email protected].

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