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More than 50 speakers at Ag Days 2016

Speaker says that farmers can’t ignore the ‘mommy blogger’ community

Could there be a better title for a family-focused, agriculture-is-healthy blog than ‘Nurse Loves Farmer?’

That is why 2016 Manitoba Ag Days general manager Kristen Phillips is particularly excited about the inclusion of Nurse Loves Farmer blogger Sarah Schulz as a key speaker at the event.

“Canadians are now at least three generations removed from the farm, yet are interested now more than ever in learning where their food comes from,” says Phillips. “Women generally control household spending and go to the Internet looking for advice on everything, including what food to buy and why, which often leads them to mommy blogs. Sarah is the author of the Nurse Loves Farmer blog and shares why the mommy-blogging community is an audience that agriculture can’t afford to ignore and how after three years of blogging about agriculture and food, she has learned that if you don’t stand up and share your story about how you raise your food and how you farm, someone else will.”

Phillips says Schulz is dynamic, well spoken and will be an excellent addition to the 2016 Manitoba Ag Days speaker lineup, joining 50-plus other speakers over the three days in the MNP Theatre and FCC Theatre. Some of the speakers utilize PowerPoint presentations, some are more formal with slides and some are off the cuff. Phillips says all will be informative and attendees will be pleased with the topics presented.

“We have a wide range of dynamic speakers with backgrounds from private industry, governments, and academia who will bring their areas of expertise to the Ag Days crowd,” Phillips says. “Our program committee has worked long hours to flush out ideas and work towards finalizing speakers for the Seminar Program of Manitoba Ag Days. And the quality of our speakers certainly reinforces that hard work.”

Phillips recommends that attendees check the program and preplan their day to ensure they catch the speakers and topics that appeal to their interests. Log on to www.agdays.com to preplan your schedule or follow on Twitter @MBAgDays.

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