The Saline County Women in Ag meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 7. Registration begins at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the American Ag Credit at 925 W. Magnolia in Salina.

Benefits of Free Trade and the Economy will be the topic of this fall’s meeting. Trade has been a hot topic in the news recently with a direct effect on farmers. Mark Nelson will be the presenter. Nelson has been a farm and commodity sector analyst for more than 30 years and currently serves as the director of commodities with Kansas Farm Bureau.

The program will review economic concepts and illustrate the benefits of free trade and why trade agreements are, and have been, great for agriculture and the state of Kansas. In the time allowed, many of the current issues and rhetoric surrounding trade discussions and policy will be addressed in a reasoned and easy-to-understand manner.

Drinks and dessert will be served, and pre-registration is requested to attend this free seminar. Call the K-State Research & Extension Office in Salina at 785-309-5850 by Nov. 1 to register.

This Women in Ag meeting is sponsored by K-State Research & Extension-Central Kansas District, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, American Ag Credit, Saline County Conservation District and Saline County Farm Bureau.