CASSVILLE, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension will host a “Women in Dairy” social and farm tour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 12 at Gunter Dairy, 1148 State Hwy WW, Conway, Mo.

The Gunter’s have offered to host this social farm tour and presentation of how agritourism has impacted their operation according to Reagan Bluel, dairy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

“According to the survey, ladies have sought more information on how to go about safely and effectively implementing tourism on their farms,” said Bluel. “Additionally, we plan to discuss future farm plans of pack barn construction and succession planning successes and challenges.”

Typically, the Women in Dairy program content is repeated on the “East” and “West” side of the region to prevent a long drive for most ladies. However, this farm tour in Conway will unite the two Women in Dairy groups as one large group for a social picnic and program.

University of Missouri Extension’s “Women in Dairy” program is nearing completion of the program’s debut year.

“The highlight of the program thus far has been getting the ladies together each month,” said Bluel. “One of the primary goals of this program is simply to get these gals off the farm to enjoy a nice lunch with other like-minded ladies, and share ideas.”

This event will have no cover charge, however please register by calling the Barry County Extension office at 417-847-3161 by Friday, Sept. 9 to ensure enough supplies.

For more information, contact either of these MU Extension dairy specialists in southwest Missouri: Ted Probert in Wright County at (417) 547-7500 or by email at [email protected], or Reagan Bluel in Barry County at (417) 847-3161 or by email at [email protected].


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