Woman in Ag Day will be held on Sept. 11 in Burke. One of the speakers will be Yvonne Hollenbeck of Clearfield.

Woman in Ag Day is a great opportunity to socialize with women from your area and surrounding areas. We have 6 great guest speakers .The Day will be filled with valuable information along with the opportunity to do a little special shopping just for you!

Speakers include Yvonne Hollenbeck:

South Dakota ranch wife, Yvonne Hollenbeck, is one of the most published and award-winning cowgirl poets in America, writing about her life on a Clearfield area ranch where her cowboy husband, Glen Hollenbeck, raises angus beef cattle and registered quarter horses. Hollenbeck writes about her life on the ranch, whether she is helping outside with the livestock, putting up hay, paying the bills, or feeding a crew and puts real life experiences into her poetry, stories and weekly article in the Farmer/Rancher Exchange.

Yvonne is also an avid quilt maker and quilt historian and has a collection of family quilts spanning 150 years, all made by members of her family. This has become one of the most popular programs in a large area and attending this program, called “Patchwork of the Prairie”, you will not only be entertained by some of her award-winning poetry and the showing of these quilts, but will enjoy a background slide presentation showing the makers and homes they lived in, some of which were sod houses.

Hope Kleine, is a Health Education Field Specialist with SDSU Extension. She will be presenting “Getting Comfortable Canning at Home”. She graduated from SDSU with a Masters in Exercise Science. She is a skilled food preserver with experience in water bath canning, pressure canning and freezing foods.

Joel Neubauer, Regional Financial Consultant with Farm Bureau Financial Services will be presenting “Farming without the Bank”. The focus is to become your own bank by taking control of your resources and building a financial system you own.

Southern Plains Behavioral Health Services will be presenting Surviving Stressful Times. Lesley Homes has a Bachelors in Behavioral Science from Bellevue University in Omaha, Lindsey McCarthy has a Bachelors of Social Work from the University of SD, and Jennifer Bennett has a bachelor’s of science in Psychology from the University of NE at Kearney. Lindsey and Jennifer provide Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy in the four county catchment areas that Southern Plains serves.

Douglas P Barnett, assistant attorney general, will be presenting “Opioid and Meth Addiction in SD” . and Mary Jane West, Gregory County Executive Director presenting information about “ FSA Program Updates” .

Please set aside Sept. 11. This will be held at the Burke Civic Center in Burke, located on Main Street. Pre-registration will be required. This will include a noon meal with all the great speakers and interesting topics. Persons must register no later than Sept. 7. Space will limit the number of people that can attend so register now.

Brochures with registration forms may be picked up at your Farm Bureau Financial Services Office at 829 Main Street in Burke, SD or you may call in your registration to 605-775-8290.

For more information contact Nichole Matucha, Gregory County Farm Bureau President at (605)830-9802, Farm Bureau Financial Services (605) 775-8290 (S.Brychta-Johnson@fbfs.com).


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