Happy Spring! Spring is in full swing and so are our farmers in KY. Crops are being planted, gardens are being planted and the grass is a deep green (or blue green in horse country)! And the KWIA board is also in full swing planning the annual conference.
Our conference for 2017, titled "Kentucky is the GrowHer State”, will be held in Lexington at the Hilton Downtown, November 6th and 7th with local farm tours on the 8th to choose from. One of our stops on the tour will be at River Hill Ranch, which is Alvina Maynard's alpaca farm. I'm excited about seeing all the wonderful things Alvina does with her farm and alpaca business!
The registration form will be on the website soon, but please get this conference on your calendar now.
We will have sessions and speakers that will reach out to our younger generation coming on which are helping to shape the future of agriculture in KY.
We will have something for everyone at our conference, young or old! Our “Taste Event” will once again feature KY Proud producers and products for your delight and we hope to include the winners of the KDA's Junior Chef program from the KY State Fair. On Monday night, we are planning an event that you can choose to participate in called “Painting with a Twist” where you can paint a farm scene! This will inspire you through art to have fun and create lasting memories!
We still have some leadership opportunities available on our board!
The District Rep/Delegate position for District 3 is open and that consists of Union, Henderson, Webster, Daviess, Ohio, Hancock and McLean counties. Also, District 4 is open now due to the resignation of Linda Dickerson recently because of her schedule with her family and work. District 4 consists of Logan, Butler, Warren, Simpson, Allen, Edmonson, Hart, Barren Metcalfe and Monroe. If you would like to fill either of these positions or if you know of a member who would be interested, please let me know as soon as possible. I will make a contact, or you can make the contact and encourage them to become more active in Kentucky Women in Ag. We hold quarterly board meetings and District Reps are our representatives in their areas along with promoting KWIA and helping to increase membership.
Please follow KWIA on our website and our Facebook page! If we can be of help to anyone or if you have questions, please feel free to contact me or anyone on our board. And I look forward to seeing everyone at the conference this fall! Thanks for all you do for agriculture in Kentucky!