Last year, the Government of Saskatchewan proclaimed March, “Rural Women’s Month,”and this year, they’re kicking it off with a new event, called “Celebrating Rural Ranching Women.”
Speakers for the day, which runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on February 26, 2016, include Anne Wasko, marketing analyst with Gateway Livestock; Kathy Larson, beef economist with the Western Beef Development Centre, as well as Ministry specialists in livestock, forage and farm business. There will also be a producer panel.Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock joins Debra Murphy to talk about the upcoming Celebrating Rural Ranch Women event in Saskatchewan.
The event will be hosted at Cobble Creek Lodge in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, and today is the last day to register. If you’re interested in participating or have further questions, contact the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377.
“Women play an important role in agriculture and Saskatchewan’s rural communities. They are business owners, farm and ranch operators and leaders, and they have been key players in the agriculture industry’s growth. I commend the work they do in their communities, in their businesses and for the province.”
– Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart
“Rural Women’s Month is an opportunity to recognize the leadership roles that rural women play in their family agricultural operations and as entrepreneurs and business owners. Their leadership in promoting partnerships and connecting communities to the consumer is keeping our rural areas viable, while ensuring a sustainable economic future for our young leaders of tomorrow.”
– Social Services Minister and Minister responsible for the Status of Women Donna Harpauer