second annual Women in Ag “Happy & Healthy County Women” Event to be held Sept. 8
Maysville, Mo. - The DeKalb County Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and MU Extension are hosting the second annual Women in Ag “Happy & Healthy County Women” Event at the June Conley Building in Maysville on September 8, 2016. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. for attendees to visit local vendors, followed by a Gardening and Flower Workshop, a Wine Making presentation and this year’s guest speaker will be Sandy Trosper, of Hamilton, at 7:00.
The 2016 event will include local vendors including Janny’s Java, Farm Girls Fancy Frills, Tommy Tools, “I’ll Fly Away” by Kelsey Ridge, Bodywork by Kelsey McLauglin, NW Health Services, and more!
“Our mission is to promote pride and interest in agriculture,” said DeKalb FSA County Executive Director Mandi Bird. “Our goal is to provide information and sources of support, in a fun and social setting, which will enrich the personal and professional lives of women involved in the many facets of agriculture.”
Kim Stephens, owner and founder of the Flower Company, will present a workshop on the esthetics of floral design. Entrepreneur, Roxyanne Schreiber, founder of Tipple Hill Winery will make a presentation on “The Past, Present and Future of Tipple Hill Winery.” Finally, key note speaker, Sandy Trosper, a Hamilton native, whom has been a long time farm wife, health care advocate and a breast cancer survivor. She will share her personal and inspirational story. All the while, heavy hors d’oeurvres, with desserts & drinks will be catered by “Sisters Act” from 5:00-700.
For an added keepsake we will be offering special Women in Ag T-shirts featuring this year’s theme. The cost of the shirt will be $15. All orders must be placed by August 20th and you will be able to pick up your shirt the night of the event. One of these exclusively designed T-shirts will be on display at the DeKalb County Service Center.
The cost of this year’s event is $10. Tickets must be purchased in advance and picked up at the DeKalb County USDA Service Center in Maysville. Please purchase your tickets soon, as seating is limited! Tickets go on sale July 1st. For more information or to be an event sponsor, call 816-449-2112 ext. 2. You may see more on the event Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/dekalbcountywomeninagriculture.
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this event should contact Mandi Bird at 816-449-2112 extension 2 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 by September 4, 2016.