More than 70 Farm Bureau women gathered at the 2018 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee Fall Conference Sept. 28-29 in Edmond, Oklahoma.
With a “Made in Oklahoma” theme, the conference helped celebrate the food and fiber grown, raised, and produced in Oklahoma.
Julie Sears, a marketing coordinator for the Made in Oklahoma Coalition, shared about MIO’s work to promote local products over a lunch during the conference.
In educational workshops, conference attendees learned how to incorporate agritourism activities on their farms and ranches from Oklahoma Agritourism’s Meriruth Cohenour and heard a legislative, election and state question update from OKFB public policy staff. The women also received guidance on using social media to promote county women’s committee work from the OKFB communications department, along with active shooter training from OKFB’s safety services team.
Throughout the conference, women bid on silent auction items benefitting the WLC nurse’s scholarship program. The auction items were donated by county Farm Bureau women’s leadership committees.
The two-day event also featured a trade show and various Oklahoma-themed door prizes and gifts.
To learn more about the OKFB WLC, visit okfarmbureau.org/women.