Spring is in the air, but so is a lot of moisture, in the form of snow or rain depending on what part of KY you live! Even though the first day of spring has arrived, we are still experiencing the last chills of winter. But KWIA are well on their way to an upbeat 2018 with District Meetings and events around the state engaging women that are interested in promoting KY agriculture! From Chaney's Dairy in Warren County to Tammy Horn Potter's Bee Farm in Fayette County, ladies are gathering to learn more about the many aspects of KY agriculture and promoting its sustainability.
For generations, women have been the key to successful farming operations from behind the scenes, but in this generation more and more women are stepping into the lead roles in their farming communities. The KWIA organization will once again offer an annual conference which will inspire and educate our members to be successful in their endeavors whether it is to become leaders, educators of agriculture, farm operators, or supporters of healthier lifestyles for their families. The 2018 Annual Conference is scheduled for October 15 and 16, at the Cave City Convention Center. Our theme will be “The Root Cause”, which will focus on healthier lifestyles through education, involvement and action. This year will be our 2 day conference which will consist of one day of speakers, our annual business meeting and roundtable topics. The second day will be farm tours in
the area surrounding the venue. Please get these dates on your calendar and plan to attend, not only for the informative content we will provide but for the wonderful networking opportunities that most women enjoy by attending the conference.
There are many opportunities to get involved in your communities or even in the state to help shape agriculture policy and regulations. We try to keep you up-to-date on ag. related legislation so you can make informed decisions. Remember that you have a voice and you are at the grassroots of agriculture. Let your voice be heard and don't be afraid to get involved. KWIA also offers opportunities to step up and become leaders! We have 14 District Representatives on our board from across the state along with our Executive Committee. We also have Committees within our organization in which we need members to serve. I would encourage you to get more involved in KY Women in Ag and get INSPIRED ABOUT THE AMAZING AGRICULTURE IN KY!