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Conference focuses on women in agriculture


Caitlin Sievers

Misty Stauffer, co-host of this year's Cattlemen's Ball, speaks with Jeanne Murray at Friday's Women in Agriculture Conference.

Women are an integral part of farming and ranching operations in the panhandle.

The 14th annual Women in Agriculture gathering, held at the Sidney Holiday Inn on Friday, set out to inform women about what's going on in agriculture today, in a comfortable setting.

Karen DeBoer, educator at the Cheyenne County extension of the University of Nebraska Lincoln, which hosted the conference, estimated that there were around 60 women in attendance.

"I think women are a really important asset in a farming and ranching operation," DeBoer said. "And their role, in my opinion is increasing. They're...

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