TV anchor speaks at Women in Ag conference

Teresa Snow, KRCG-TV anchor, says there a huge disconnect between farm and non-farm people. The keynote speaker at the Women in Agriculture Conference Thursday, March 15, lives on a working farm near Hallsville.

Teresa Snow, KRCG-TV anchor, says there a huge disconnect between farm and non-farm people. The keynote speaker at the Women in Agriculture Conference Thursday, March 15, lives on a working farm near Hallsville. Photo by David Wilson.

The California R-I School played host to the eighth annual Mid-Mo Women in Agriculture Conference held Thursday, March 15, during the school's spring break. Keynote speaker was Teresa Snow, KRCG-TV Channel 13 news anchor.

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Alice Longfellow, far right, of Longfellow's Garden Center, conducts a session on planting the right native plant in the right place, during the Women in Agriculture Conference.

The event, with attendance at about 180, began in the Commons area with registration, vendors and a health fair. Last year there were about 140.

There were three workshop sessions, offering nine topics. State Veterinarian Linda Hickam spoke briefly.

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About 180 people have lunch at the annual Mid-Mo Women in Agriculture Conference in California.

The theme was "Wisdom in My Apron Pocket," in memory of the many uses of "Grandma's apron." As an unknown author said, "They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron - but love."

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The cast iron dutch ovens are opened to cool by Jodi Moulder, Conservation Department, before the taste test at a session in cast iron cooking at the Women in Agriculture Conference on Thursday, March 15. The actual cooking was done outside with charcoal.

For more of this story check out the March 21 issue of the California Democrat.

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