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“Women in Dairy” Event in Hutchinson

Source: Karen Johnson, McLeod & Meeker County Extension Educator, Jason Ertl, Sibley & Nicollet County Extension Educator & Alison Rickeman, Minnesota Dairy Initiative State Director and SouthCentral Region Coordinator

University of Minnesota Extension, in collaboration with the Minnesota Dairy Initiative- SouthCentral Region, have announced the upcoming Winter Dairy Series in an effort to bring dairy production education to the region. 

The 2018 “Women in Dairy” event will be held on Thursday, January 25th at the Crow River Winery & Vineyard.  The featured speaker of the evening will be Ted Matthews from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. This event’s focus is to inspire women with ties to the dairy industry through networking, education and empowerment.  This event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., beginning with registration/social gathering and followed by dinner and the program speaker starting at 7:00 p.m.  Pre-registration is required.  Cost: $25; $20 early bird discount if received by January 12th, 2018.

Ted Matthews, Director of Mental Health Outreach with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, knows life on the farm is changing.  Gender roles and responsibilities are becoming blurred and create a very small window of opportunity to truly communicate with your business partner, employees, and/or family. In this discussion, he will address stereotypes, societal expectations, and common struggles with a goal of providing attendees an open and safe environment to ask questions, exchange ideas, and develop pathways for enhanced communication and understanding on the farm. 

Upcoming Dairy Series Calendar Dates:

  • February 22nd - Neisens Bar and Grill. 300 Dorans Street, Biscay, 7:30 p.m. Young Producers Evening Out: “Meaningful Conversations at the Kitchen Table: Talking Transition Planning” - Megan Roberts, Extension Educator, UMN Ag. Business Management. Pre-Registration requested, snacks included.  Cost: FREE.
  • March 22nd - Sibley County Service Center Meeting Room. 111 8th Street, Gaylord, 12:00 p.m. “How to Stretch your Dollar” – Pam Uhlenkamp, Farm Business Management Instructor, South Central College. Pre-Registration requested, light meal included. Cost: FREE.

A link to the event flyer can be found at Contact MDI-SouthCentral Region office at 952-466-5322, Sibley County Extension at 507-237-4100 or McLeod County Extension at 320-484-4334 to register for the event or for more information.



Karen Johnson
Extension Educator, Ag Production Systems
(320) 484-4303
Jason Ertl
Extension Educator, Ag Production Systems
(507) 237-4100

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Women in Dairy

January 25, 2018

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Crow River Winery & Vineyard, Hutchinson

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