The North Dakota and Minnesota Agri-Women's Harvest of Knowledge Conference will be held Oct. 25 at the Grand Forks, N.D., Ramada Inn. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Michelle Miller, an Iowa farmer, ag advocate and blogger is the keynote speaker. Known on social media as “The Farm Babe," Miller works to dispel myths about food. She writes for several media outlets and has spoken at many national farm and food events. Miller has more than 95,000 followers on social media. See thefarmbabe.com for more information.
A grain marketing panel will also headline the conference. Betsy Jensen, Northland Community and Technical College farm business management instructor; Allison Thompson, Money Farm commodity broker; and Katie Miller, AgCountry Farm Credit Services commodity marketing educator, are the panelists.
Other women speaking at the conference include Nicole Bernd, manager of the West Polk County, Minn. Soil and Water Conservation District; and Barbara Gunderson, Cavalier, N.D., a professional photographer specializing in rural scenes and people.
The luncheon entertainment will be provided by Tamara Auer-Bertram, a professional violist from Sydney, Australia. The conference also includes door prizes, silent auction and exhibits.
“It’s a great opportunity meet and network with other women in agriculture,” says Carie Moore, North Dakota Agri-Women president and farmer from Rock Lake, N.D.
You do not have to be a member of one of the Agri-Women organizations to attend. Women working on and off the farm and in agribusiness are welcome.
The registration fee is $35 per person. Early registration is recommended. Call Donna Ulseth at 218-280-1335 or Karen Landman at 701-326-4523 for a registration form.
The Harvest of Knowledge Conference is made possible with grants and donations from the Small Grains Institute, Minnesota Corn Growers, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, AgCountry Farm Credit Services, CHS, American Crystal Sugar Co. and many other businesses.