Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women Attend FUSION Conference
On February 13-15, 2015, four members of the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee attended the National FUSION Conference in Nashville, TN at Opryland Hotel sponsored by Farm Bureau. The women attending were Melinda Pence, Joyce Hester, Phyllis Long, and Thelma Blair. The Farmers United: Skills, Inspiration, Outreach and Networking (FUSION) Conference brought together leaders from three program areas: Promotion & Education, Women’s Leadership and Young Farmers & Ranchers from across the nation. There were 1300 attendees with approximately 300 of them being from various state Women’s Leadership committees. The track objectives were advocacy, business, collegiate, communication, education, leadership, rural development, and technology.
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