Feb. 8, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Carrie Gilliam, communications coordinator, at 816-383-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Angus “Women Connected” Conference Offered
The American Angus Auxiliary is hosting the educational event this spring.
Women seeking to become more involved in the beef and agriculture industry should consider attending an American Angus Auxiliary conference “Women Connected,” held April 14-16 in St. Joseph, Mo.
As a celebration of the Auxiliary’s 60th anniversary, the conference aims to provide women with the opportunity to connect with other ladies involved in the industry and learn how they can make an impact through their farming or ranching operations.
“The conference is about empowering, educating and enlightening women involved in the Angus industry,” says Anne Lampe, president of the American Angus Auxiliary. “Whether the women are full-time ranchers, parents of junior Angus members, agriculture industry professionals or work in an outside field, the common bond for all of us is Angus.”
Keynote speaker Suzy Graven, life and business strategy coach, will entertain participants by sharing about her documentary series on RFD-TV called Woman behind the Brand. The program explores the impact and influence of women on the American West.
Other agenda items are educational sessions, networking socials and a tour of the American Angus Association. Thanks to generous support by the Angus Foundation, all registration costs, including lodging and meals, are free-of-charge. Participants are only responsible for transportation to and from the conference.
“The Angus Foundation is delighted to support an educational event geared toward women in the ‘Women Connected’ conference,” says Katie Allen, Angus Foundation marketing and public relations assistant. “Women are such a vibrant and vital part of our Angus breed, and this conference will be a great opportunity for them to network and learn about ways they can help lead Angus and agriculture, in general, into the future.”
All those interested in attending are encouraged to apply online by visiting www.angusauxiliary.com. Applications are due March 1, and the conference is limited to 20 women.
“We want to create opportunities for women of all ages and regions of the country, to broaden their industry knowledge, involvement and perspective while having the opportunity to network, share and learn from each other,” Lampe says.
The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef organization, serving 30,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.
For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit www.angus.org.
“Women Connected” Conference outline:
Saturday April 14
3 to 5 p.m. — Registration and hotel check-in at Stoney Creek Lodge
6 p.m. — Welcome, Opening Session, Dinner
Speaker: Woman behind the Brand — Suzy Graven
Sunday April 15
Conference, networking, entertainment
Monday April 16
American Angus Association: Tour headquarters and meet staff.
Noon — Lunch
1 p.m. — Depart
(Those flying should make reservations to depart after 3:30 pm)
Complete schedule will be announced after applicant selection.