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2017 Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Conference

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From Thursday Mar. 2 to Saturday, Mar. 4, several ladies from Madison County traveled to the Renaissance World Golf Village in St. Augustine to join in on the 2017 Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Conference.

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Madison County Farm Bureau ladies enjoyed three days of good fellowship, great speakers and a lot of fun during the annual Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Conference. Pictured on the front row, from left to right, are: Linda O’Brian, Jennifer Greene, Maria Greene, Carol Gibson, and Lacey Hudson. Pictured on the back row, from left to right, are: Norabeth Carpenter, Melissa Bass, Lindsey Lawson, Rosemary Haire, and Ginny Paarlberg.

The agenda was very busy for their three days.  They made several stops, touring different farms, including Barnes Cabbage Farm in

Hasting, Tater Farms (Potato Farm) and the UF/IFAS Research Farms.

During the Women’s Conference, some of the outstanding speakers included: Valerie McKee, Allyson Perry, Becky Sponholtz, Sherry Saylor and Jake White. They spoke on Leadership, Communication,

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Madison County Farm Bureau was honored during the conference, with an Activity Award for their exemplary efforts and participation in activities throughout this past year. Pictured from left to right, are: Sarah Carte, Florida Farm Bureau Women’s State Chair; Ginny Paarlberg, Madison Farm Bureau Women’s Chair; and Brenda Gayle Land, Farm Bureau District 2 Women’s Chair.

Organization, Agriculture Education and many other valuable key messages.

Madison County Farm Bureau came home with an Activity Award that was presented to Madison Women’s Chair, Ginny Paarlberg. This award was given to Madison for their exemplary efforts and participation in activities throughout this past year.  Madison Farm Bureau gets involved in the Madison County community, the county’s youth programs and local schools.

To learn more about Madison Farm Bureau, the Women’s Program or the Young Farmer and Rancher Program, please contact your local office at (850) 973-4071.

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