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Madison County well represented during the State Women’s Conference

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The Madison County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee recently attended the Annual State Women’s Conference, which was held this year at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, in Destin, Fl. Madison County Farm Bureau had 10 women that attended this conference. However, nearly one hundred and twenty-five women from all over the state attended the event. As the conference got under way, Florida Farm Bureau President, John Hoblick, challenged the Farm Bureau Women (during his presentation) to keep up their hard work on the many Farm Bureau programs and projects. He congratulated them on all the effective results that have come from their programs. Some of the other key note speakers were Erin Freel, who spoke on health and nutrition; Karl Haro VonMogel, who spoke about GMO’s and Biotechnology and ways to help educate the general public; and Anita Skipper, a retired U.S. Air Force Officer, who spoke about leadership. The Executive Officer from Ag in the Classroom, Lisa Gaskalla and Education Program Manager Becky Sponholtz were also speakers during the conference and talked about the importance of Ag in the Classroom and children learning about agriculture. The last speaker of the event was Collins Tuohy. Tuohy is best known as the daughter/sister of the family that adopted Michael Oher, and the movie Blindside (a 2009 American semi-biographical sports drama film) was written about. If you would like to learn more on how to get involved in the Women’s Committee please call Lindsey Lawson at your local Madison County Farm Bureau Office at (850) 973-4071.

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