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Highland to host Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference

Highland Community College is hosting a free Northwest Illinois Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference on Wednesday, January 23 in the Student Conference Center, room H-201, at 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

The conference provides female students the opportunity to explore career options with women from Northwest Illinois who currently work in the agriculture industry. There will be panel discussions and small group rotations.

Kim Bremmer is the keynote speaker. Bremmer is a nationally recognized motivational agricultural speaker. She will share her passion for speaking up for agriculture. She is known as a vocal champion with a desire to connect with everyday consumers by helping customize a farm message and farm brand.

Bremmer grew up on a dairy farm in north central Wisconsin and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. She was a dairy nutritionist for 15 years. She is an academy member of the National Speaker’s Association, the Wisconsin state coordinator for Common Ground, a regular contributor on Rural Route Radio, and the Wisconsin Women for Agriculture president.

The agenda for the conference is:

  • 9:45 a.m. — Registration
  • 10 a.m. — Small Group Rotations
  • Noon — Lunch, Keynote Speaker, Panel Discussions
  • 1:30 p.m. — Conference Conclusion

To register or learn more e-mail Justin Ebert, agriculture instructor, at, or 815-599-3507.