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August 23, 2013

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IUK hosting first women’s summit

Indiana University Kokomo invites all Howard County women for a morning of networking, inspiration and discussion of the issues they face.

Interim Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke will host the inaugural Howard County Women’s Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14, in Alumni Hall. The theme is “Thrive, Empower, Advance (TEA), Not Your Average Cup.”

“I initiated this project because I believe IU Kokomo needs to play a leadership role in facilitating community conversation around important issues,” she said. “I look forward to meeting women from all walks of life who are invested in making Howard County a better place to live, work, and play.”

The event begins with breakfast and a vendor fair, followed by a presentation from motivational speaker and humorist Suzie Humphreys. Attendees will meet in small groups and talk about issues challenging women and families in the area.

“Our goal is to identify one or two of these issues we can tackle in the next year,” Sciame-Giesecke said. “We also want to provide a chance to network with and support one another.”

She thanked the Community Foundation of Howard County for supporting the summit.

Admission is $15, and each person who registers may bring a friend for free. To register, go to https://teawomenssummit.eventbrite.com

Land lease workshop is Sept. 13

Farmers, landowners, bankers and farm managers can benefit from attending an upcoming program called “Finding Balance in Farmland Lease Contracts.” Many times there is confusion in determining a fair value for land rents and which lease option matches the expectations for landowners and tenants. The Purdue Land Lease Team has developed this program, along with several publications, to address the many questions concerning land leases.

The program will be 9 a.m. to noon Sept.13 at Ivy Tech College’s Logansport Campus located at 1 Ivy Tech Way in Logansport.

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