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Farm conference tailored for women

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A farm conference especially tailored to women is planned this month in Kansas.

The "Women Managing The Farm" conference is scheduled for Feb. 13-14 at Manhattan's Hilton Garden Inn.

Designed to provide educational and networking opportunities, this year's conference theme is "The Heart of Agriculture."

Numerous networking sessions are planned for farm partners, independent producers, absentee landowners and industry career women. Additional educational sessions are planned on financial risks, community advocacy and retailing local produce.

The event is put on by the Agriculture Department's Farm Service Agency, Kansas State University Research and Extension and numerous Kansas farm organizations.