The New York Agri-Women organization will host a Leadership and Marketing Retreat for members and non-members March 7th and 8th of 2014 at Sprout Creek Farms ( 34 Lauer Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Women involved in Agriculture and interested in expanding their network and developing the necessary skills to better market themselves and their business are encouraged to attend.

International Speaker, Melissa Ward, social media, design, and marketing specialist as well as a Managing Partner of Neward Development ( will serve as the keynote speaker of the event. Ward is a dynamic speaker, business woman, and visionary. She is able to take what your goal is and see so many possibilities others may not begin to think of. Ward is expected to bring new energy and new ideas to the retreat.

Following Ward’s presentation and lunch, Megan Wieboldt, the Owner of Udderly Delightful Artisan Farmstead Soap will speak about the lessons she learned in starting and owning an agricultural business in the Hudson Valley. Udderly Delightful Artisan Farmstead Soap is an old fashioned lye soap made with a modern flair from Guernsey cows or Nubian goats!/pages/Udderly-Delightful-Artisan-Farmstead-Soap/.

The New York Agri-Women organization was founded in 2010 with the purpose of providing women the opportunity to educate themselves, elected officials, and members of the agriculture community about the issues that affect New York food and agriculture. As stated by Katie Carpenter, the secretary for NY Agri-Women “the organization has provided me with the opportunity to learn from women in agriculture who have achieved great thing, have amazing strength, and are willing to support other women in agriculture.”

To register for the conference please visit our web page
at: New York Agri-Women is a state affiliate of American Agri-Women For more information about New York Agri-Women, contact the organization’s President Sheila Marshman at  New York Agri-Women is also on FB at


Leadership and Marketing Retreat

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  • March 6, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I am very excited and look forward to meeting everyone Saturday!

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