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Keynote speaker Sadie Frericks will discuss the importance of self-care on the farm.

October 31, 2019

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DAIRY WOMEN IN FOCUS: The Women in Dairy Conference will cover the usual production-related farming topics but will also feature topics on incorporating self-care into family life and farming. nicexray/Getty Images

Penn State Extension’s Dairy Team is putting on a Women in Dairy Conference on Dec. 3 to spark collaboration and networking among women in Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.

The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. The Center for Dairy Excellence is a sponsor.

“A strong planning committee of dairy women brings tremendous value to this event,” says Lisa Holden, associate professor of dairy science at Penn State. “Our keynote speaker, breakout sessions and small group discussions were all planned to help dairy women better cope with the challenges in our industry and move forward in a positive direction.”

The conference will begin with keynote speaker Sadie Frericks from Blue Diamond Dairy in Melrose, Minn. Frericks will share practical tips for improving sleep, nutrition and movement to manage physical, mental and spiritual well-being. She will also talk about the importance of incorporating self-care into family life and farming operations.

Following the keynote speaker, attendees will participate in breakout sessions and small group discussions to learn about current issues in the dairy industry. Topics include genetic engineering for sustainable food and fiber production, management of transition dairy cows, options for feeding and raising calves, and a final session on “How to Weed Out the Stress in Your Life.”

The cost to register for the Women in Dairy Conference is $72 per person. As a special promotion, individuals or organizations that purchase three tickets will receive one free. A complimentary reception on Dec. 2 is included with all paid registrations.

Individuals must register online by Nov. 20

Source: Penn State Cooperative Extension, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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