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Women Rooted in Agriculture

Women Rooted in Agriculture is designed to provide education to women in the agriculture industry. This educational serious will touch upon topics that women face day to day and also help them grow their business.

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July 25, 2017, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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CBT Bank and Penn State Extension are partnering to provide a day of networking and learning as a Thank You to the women in agriculture of Blair, Bedford and Huntingdon County. Women in the Agriculture industry are often the backbone of the operation. Often times they do not get the recognition they deserve for all the hard work they provide to their business and families. At this event, we would like to provide those women a chance to network with other women in the industry while learning in a relaxing environment.

A professional passionate about service and relationships, Kellie Czarnecki joined Stewart-Peterson as Regional Director of Sales in 2016. Kellie helps producers and their lenders become more successful through education and her extensive knowledge of the dairy industry helps her to both simplify and clarify the value of farm marketing. Traditionally, when the responsibilities on a farm are divided among the family, the job of farm marketing often go to men. Join Kellie Czarnecki of Stewart-Peterson as she shows you how simple understanding options can be and how you can play a bigger role.

Our second speaker for the day is Dr. Troy Ott of Penn State University. He is a Professor of Animal Science and Associate Director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State. He holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Ott will be speaking on the topic of “Genetically modified organisms in agriculture: Separating the myths from reality”.

Many conversations today about food and agriculture include the topic of genetically modified organisms or GMO. You have probably heard about GMO plants, but are there GMO animals in agriculture? Why were they developed and are they really needed? What would be the reason a farmer would want to use a GMO plant or animal? Are GMO safe for people and the environment? Are there negative consequences of feeding GMO crops to animals? Can’t we just avoid them? Should we really be modifying genomes? What about unintended consequences? These are but a few of the questions that will be explored in during our lunch and learn session with Dr. Ott.

This event is free of charge with lunch provided. Registration is required. Space is limited. Thank you to CBT Bank for their generous donation to make this event possible.

For more information or to register by phone please contact Amber Yutzy 814-643-1660 or Jill Brumbaugh 814-381-2221.

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Cost

There is no fee to attend this event. However, pre-registration is required.

Registration deadline

July 17, 2017 4:00 PM

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814-643-1660