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Women in Agriculture Conference to focus on communication styles

By Vicki Hillhouse Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

A Washington State University conference this month will bring women in agriculture together at 31 different locations in five states.

The 2016 Women in Agriculture Conference offers a chance for women in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska a one-day gathering to tap knowledgeable speakers, hear inspiring stories, network with other producers and get practical advice for learning new skills, according to an announcement.

“Power Up Your Communication, Power Up Your Farm” takes place March 19. The focus is communication style and how its used to manage, motivate and influence people.

The local gathering will be at the Walla Walla County Legislative Building, 314 W. Main St.

Registration details are available online at

The speaking lineup includes Wendy Knopp and Michael Stolp with Northwest Farm Credit Services. They will help participants discover their communication styles. Shelly Boshart Davis, a Tangent, Ore., farmer, will explain how improving her communication approach bettered her business strategies, motivated employees and increased sales.

Almost 650 women are reported to have attended the event last year.

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