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Montana Organic Association conference addresses women in agriculture

Posted: 12/09/2017 17:01:00 -07:00 Updated:

The Montana Organic Association conference kicked off its third and final day by doing something they have not done before.

The Association held a session specifically geared towards women in the agriculture business.

Women and men in the audience heard from a panel of five women in the business who shared their backgrounds and experiences.

The panel also took questions such as, “What is it like being a woman in a male dominant field?”

MOA board member Heather Estrada said the session was important and needed in the agriculture community.

"Typically women are underrepresented in the agriculture field and so we are trying to, sort of, raise awareness to that," she said. "And trying to at least be able to share stories with one another about different experiences we've had and then think about how we can empower women that are coming into this field in the future."

Estrada added that if you are a woman and want to get into agriculture, there are many ways to do so. You can get involved in areas such as marketing, finance, and even research science.

For more information, visit the MOA website.

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