Waters, the assistant secretary for congressional relations, will speak and answer questions on the new farm bill.
The annual Women in Ag conference is geared to particular needs, problems and successes of women on the farm. Speakers will address everything from legislative and water issues to coping with change and public relations.
Other speakers include Randy Hudson of the University of Georgia's Center for Emerging Crops and Technologies; UGA county Extension Service county agents Judy Bland and Rachel West; and others.
Another highlight will be the presentation of the annual Woman of the Year in Service to Georgia Agriculture Award.
An $89 fee ($79 before March 8) covers the classes, dinner Friday night, breakfast and lunch Saturday and two breaks. To learn more, call the Georgia Healthy Farmers Program at 1-800-367-9083 or (770) 538-2747.
(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)