Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Farm Ladies Round Table Winter Retreat. January 18 & 19, 2013. Olds, AB

An opportunity to learn, connect and socialize with other ranching and farming women and Olds College students! Brought to you by the organizers of Ladies Livestock Lessons & Olds College. Sessions include speaker Leona Dargis, Nuffield Scholar, bringing us an international perspective on Women in Agriculture, a lively Mock Auction to hone your bidding and buying skills, and round table discussions on pasture management, farm administration, cropping from seed to harvest and interpreting your feed tests and ration balancing.  More information and registration details to be posted here soon!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

We Need Your Feedback on 2013 Ladies Livestock Lessons Event!

Ladies Livestock Lessons is planning a winter weekend getaway for women in the farming and ranching community and Olds College students in Olds.  This will be an opportunity to network, learn and kick back and relax with your fellow women in agriculture while bridging the generation gap.  We are looking for input on this event as the committee works to plan this exciting event!  We appreciate you taking a few minutes to fill out the survey and return it to Laura Gibney:  or simply just post a few comments here on the blog!

Tentative Date: 5:00pm Friday January 18 – 4:00pm Saturday January 19 2013

I am interested in attending an event like this:                 Yes                         No

Please number the below topics in order of interest (1 being most interested)

Informational Topics

                Stocking rates: calculating and managing grazing density

                Balancing the books: Break evens

                Feed tests:  What do they mean?

                Farm Women’s Mentorship Program

                Cowbytes: How to balance rations

                Livestock Nutrition

                Direct Marketing: How and where to advertise your products

                Human Resources:  The human side of ranching/farming

                Pasture management

Fun Activities

                 Auction: Mock bull sale

                Poker Rally

                Recipe Exchange

                Silent Auction

                Yoga Session

Thanks for your feedback!  We hope to see you soon at a new Ladies Livestock Lesson's event!