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January 26, 2014

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More information and signup is available at www.inrnwest.blogspot.com or by contacting Jillian Henry, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, at jhenry@uw.lafayette.in.us, or 765-413-6049, or Leslie Fernung, The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, leslie@cfglaf.org or 765-742-9078.

Women’s ag conference slated in Jeffersonville

WEST LAFAYETTE — A two-day conference focused on women’s role in making the family farm profitable will give participants an opportunity to network with others who are in the same position.

The 2014 Midwest Women in Agriculture conference will be Feb. 19-20 at the Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel, 700 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville.

Nikky Witkowski, conference chair and Purdue Extension educator in Lake County, said the goal of the conference is to educate women on farming practices while also offering them the opportunity to build relationships with other farm women.

Session topics include farm management, marketing for small farms and niches, agriculture technology and legal issues.

Participants who postmark their registration fees before Feb. 4 can get a discount, with a fee for either Wednesday or Thursday at $80, or $90 for both days. After Feb. 4, the fee is $115 for either day or $140 for both days.

To register, visit www.agriculture.purdue.edu/wia or contact Kelly Heckaman at 574-372-2340.

Ind. chamber seeking HR nominees

INDIANAPOLIS — Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Ogletree Deakins Human Resources Professional of the Year. The award will be presented at a luncheon on April 30 during the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 50th Annual Human Resources Conference & Expo in Indianapolis.

Nominations must be received by March 3.

Submit nominations to: Jesse Brothers, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 115 W. Washington Street, Suite 850 South, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or at jbrothers@indianachamber.com.

For additional information or suggested content of the nomination packet, visit www.indianachamber.com/awardprograms.

Tyson acquires assets of Bosco’s Pizza

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE:TSN) acquired the assets of Bosco’s Pizza Co. of Warren, Mich., both companies announced last week.

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