Conference On Rural and Farm Women Set for Sept. 18-21

Sept. 15, 1997

WACO, Texas - Baylor University will host the Sixth Conference on Rural and Farm Women in Historical Perspective Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 18-21. All meetings will take place in the Bill Daniel Student Center on the Baylor campus.

Scholars from 19 states and six foreign countries, agricultural extension agents and grass roots activists and advocates will discuss the increasing interest in the history of rural and farm women. Topics for the conference include Rural Women's Biographies; Women and the Environment; Land, Politics and Rural Culture; Social Life and Popular Culture; Black and White Womanhood; and others. For some sessions, local ranching and farm women will share their trials and successes in modern agriculture.

In addition to lectures, the conference also will feature a Ranching Women exhibit in the Moody Library Lobby. A reception for the exhibit will run from 5:15-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, with a Texas barbecue beginning at 7 p.m. in the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village.

Lecture sessions begin at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 19-20. From 8:30-10 a.m. Sept. 21, participants will dicuss the future of the conference.

For more information, contact Debra Reid, conference organizer, at (409) 846-6173.

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