Thursday, October 20, 2011

Women In Agriculture

In a  previous post, "Party With A Purpose"  I told you about the many community service booths that were a part of the event.  One of those booths was that of the Hopewell Women In Agriculture. Their representative issued flyers regarding their annual conference.  The featured subjects on the flyer got my interest so I signed up for it.

It began the Friday before the conference. There was a salsa making contest. The judges were a deli owner and a couple who teaches salsa dancing. After the salsa making contest, we were treated to salsa dance lessons  with Sergio and Suzanne a salsa dancing couple.  This was fun but I'm pretty sure I don't remember the steps.

The Saturday conference was held at Hopewell Community Life Center. A printed schedule of the day's events were issued to each participant along with a "goody" bag.
On schedule was/were:

1. Spoken Word by Ashley Armstrong
2. Dr. Mia Cowan on Things Women Should Know But Are Afraid To Talk About
3. Rhonda Dial owner of Go Natural Herbs for Health
4. Smart Talk  Panel Discussion- Starting a small business
                                                     -USDA opportunities for farmers
                                                     - United Way 211 and help with business bookkeeping

Zumba  this was led by a lady who was a recent 22 year retiree of the military service having served in Afghanistan. She recently received her certification to teach zumba classes.  The zumba activity was a good vehicle for awakening the body  between sessions.

Breakout Sessions included:
*Urban Medicines
*Biblical Gardens
*What Is Organic
*Setting Up a Business
*Marketing With Social Media
*Landscapes With a Purpose
*Healing the Body

I was greeted by such friendly women as if I was a part of their group. They made me feel very welcomed. It was a tremendous feeling to feel so comfortable in the company of strangers. This conference was chock full of information I could use. I'm so glad I was able to attend.

NOTE: Since I'd never met these ladies, I didn't take any photos .

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great time had by all. Glad you enjoyed it.

    I am so going to try the corn on the cob in the microwave.