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Published August 18, 2014, 10:07 AM

Agri-Women Harvest of Knowledge conference set

The Minnesota and North Dakota Agri-Women’s 32nd Harvest of Knowledge Conference will be held Oct. 24 at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks, N.D.

By: Jonathan Knutson, Agweek

The Minnesota and North Dakota Agri-Women’s 32nd Harvest of Knowledge Conference will be held Oct. 24 at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks, N.D.

Troy and Stacy Hadrick, agricultural advocates from South Dakota, will lead the conference. They’ll talk about educating people about agriculture and combating negativity toward it.

The annual panel focuses on GMOs, Start to Finish. Panelists are Rob Proulx, lecturer from the University of Minnesota-Crookston; Val Wagner, farmer, mother and ag blogger from Monango, N.D., and Rachel Tessier, a dietician from Altru Health System in Grand Forks.

Other topics include:

• Polk County (Minn.) Sheriff Barb Erdman will speak on how women should protect and defend themselves in dangerous situations.

• Jill Carlson, a Crookston, Minn., psychologist, will talk about how to reduce stress during the holidays.

• Tony Nasello of Sarello’s Restaurant and Wine Lounge, in Moorhead, Minn., will give tips on pairing local North Dakota and Minnesota wines.

The conference is sponsored in part by a grant from the Small Grains Institute and contributions from many area businesses and grower associations.

More information: Donna Ulseth, 218-926-5651 or Karen Landman, 701-326-4523 or on Facebook at Agri-Women’s Harvest of Knowledge Conference.

American Agri-Women is the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women with more than 50 state, commodity and agribusiness affiliates nationwide. Its members have been advocating for agriculture since 1974.

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