Women’s Ag Expo features niche marketing, farm safety

UW Extension educator Caitlin Youngquist

Farm safety and learning from local niche marketers and vendors are part of the Women’s Ag Expo at the Washakie County Fairgrounds in Worland.

The program is 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.

“Women will share their business experiences with other women in ways that provide inspiration, motivation and networking opportunities,” said Lisa Bower with the Farm Service Agency in Washakie County.

There will be live demonstrations on electrical, grain bin and equipment safety.

Caitlin Youngquist, Washakie County University of Wyoming Extension educator, will moderate a panel discussion with local producers about farm and ranch program participation and success stories.

“This will be a fun and educational event for women involved in all forms and sizes of agricultural production,” she said. “Participants will also learn about local niche marketers and vendors who produce and distribute agricultural products.”

Event organizers are seeking vendors of agricultural products and services who would like to participate. There is no cost to have a booth, said Youngquist.

Contact Bower at 307-347-2456, ext. 2, for more information or to register.

Lunch from Chubby Cheeks Barbeque will be available for $12. The Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Washakie County Conservation District and University of Wyoming Washakie County Extension are hosting the Expo and hope to make this an annual event.