“Women in the Business of Farming” Workshop Coming to Riverhead

March 4, 2013 in Past Events

Date:  Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time:  8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Place:  Stonewalls Restaurant (at the Woods Golf Course), 867 Reeves Ave. Riverhead

The Suffolk County Chapter of New York Agri-Women is bringing a workshop on women in the business of farming  to Eastern Long Island later this month. The day will feature individual presentations and a panel discussion by women representing different segments of Long Island’s agricultural industry.

Speakers will describe their personal experiences as women in the field of food and related business including  fruit and vegetable farming, grape growing, added value products, and aquaculture. There will be opportunity for questions and discussion.

 

Workshop Fee: $50.00/person. Member of New York Agri-Women: $40.00/person. Make checks payable to: New York Agri-Women(Includes Handouts, Continental Breakfast and Lunch)

Reservations:

Please mail checks to: New York Agri-Women, c/o Becky Wiseman,

P.O. Box 1160 Riverhead, NY 11901

Further information contact:

Becky Wiseman: 631-942-8277, becky.wiseman21154@gmail.com

Debbie Schmitt: 631-807-9420, debs573@yahoo.com

New York Agri-Women is a state affiliate of American Agri-Women, a national coalition of women in agriculture. The Organization’s purpose is to educate the public about the importance of agriculture to the economy and the environment, to promote an understanding of the interdependence of agriculture and the consumer, and to support and encourage research and education that will benefit New York’s agricultural industry.