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Power of Women as AgVocates Conference in South Dakota

Friday, January 10 - Saturday, January 11

Registration Deadline is Dec 13th.

SDSU Extension will be hosting a conference on Jan 10-11, 2020 at 5:30 PM CDT at the Arrowhead Cedar Shore Conference Center (1500 Shoreline Dr., Oacoma, SD 57365).



5:30 p.m. Registration @ Arrowhead Cedar Shore Conference Center 6:30 p.m. Supper 7:30 p.m. Entertainment – Yvonne Hollenbeck, Cowgirl Poet, Quilter and Entertainer


7:30 a.m. Registration 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Conference Sessions

“Farm Transition, Your Journey from Simple to More Complex!” – Alan Hojer.

Transition planning is a challenging and difficult journey all farm and ranch families. Where you start your journey and what direction you take, whether simple or complex, you need set yourself up for success by having those tough conversations.

“Working with You is Killing Me!” – Kathy Peterson.

In this session, you will learn how to effectively deal with people and situations that drive us crazy or don’t meet our expectations. The tips and techniques you will learn about are proven methods for effectively working through any workplace condition that causes you to go through the roof!

“Nuts and Bolts Strategies for Farm Succession” – Andrew Knutson, Attorney

Equity (being fair) and equality (being equal) are concepts that farmers and ranchers struggle with when they estate plan. This presentation explores farm succession and how to address its challenges. We will discuss practical tools used to transition agricultural operations and land ownership from one generation to the next. Properly deployed, these strategies keep a family a family, and a farm a farm.

“Conversations that Matter: Advance Care Planning for Rural Women” – Theresa Grubbs and Leacey Brown.

Asking another person to make healthcare decisions for you may be one of the most difficult conversations of your life. This presentation will introduce you to advance care planning and help you recognize the value of advance care planning for you and your family, and provide strategies on how to get started.

“Finding Happiness in the Craziness of Life” - Kathy Peterson.

Being happy is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves AND those around us. Yet, for most people, the goal of being happy can seem an unrealistic pursuit. In this inspirational and insightful presentation, you will be reminded that greater happiness and increased energy have been found to be the result of specific beliefs and behaviors. We’ll also discuss the five things that you can do, despite the craziness in your life, to find happiness too!

4:00 Wrap Up


Please register by December 13, 2019. For more information please contact Robin Salverson, SDSU Extension SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist at 605.374.4177 or by email.

There is a block of room being held under SDSU Extension for $89.95 + tax, reservations can be made by calling the Arrowhead Cedar Shore Resort at 1-888-697-6363.

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