Ohio State University (OSU) Extension will host the 8th Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference. The conference is planned for Friday, March 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave, Wooster, OH 44691. All women and young women (high school age) who are interested, involved in, or want to become involved with food, agricultural, or natural resources production or small business are encouraged to attend.
New for 2023 – High school and college undergraduate students are invited to present on an agriculture-related topic. This may be a research project on a topic related to agriculture or natural resources, an aspect of an FFA Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE), or an agriculture or natural resource topic of special interest to the student. Students may present as an individual or part of a team (maximum of 5 members).
Students are asked to submit their proposals (http://go.osu.edu/EOWIATeenPresenter) by Sunday, February 26, 2023. Scoring considerations are as follows.
50 Points – Agriculture or Natural Resources Related Topic
30 Points – Program description including connection between the topic and the field of agriculture and/or natural resources.
10 Points – Future Implications
10 Points – Research method, evaluation and/or sources for topic of interest
Five projects will be selected for 5-7 minute Ignite Sessions (2:45-3:30 pm). Those five projects, as well as additional projects, will be invited to display a poster during the event from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. Posters do not need to be manned, although an optional meet the poster presenter time will be held 12:00 – 12:30 pm.
Students will be notified of their acceptance by March 3, 2023.
Students who are selected for the Ignite session and/or poster sessions may attend the full event, including lunch, for $10. There is no fee for students who are only attending the poster presenter time or the Ignite session and not having lunch.
For additional information, please contact Chris Kendle, OSU Extension Tuscarawas County at 330-339-2337.