Keynotes, Capstones, Panels, Breakout sessions and Webinars. I love telling my story with all the passion that comes with being a 3rd generation dairy farming woman, working with 8 members of my family!
My presentations cover topics familiar to farmers, about the importance of connecting with other women, connecting across generations and connecting with the consumers of our products. I also share the importance of diversification and entrepreneurship as we continue to grow our 3 unique farm businesses. Sustainability is also a top priority on our farm, and I have presented to high school and college students about sustainability on dairy farms.
If you are planning a conference, workshop or class presentation and are looking for a farmer perspective, contact me.
Connecticut Breakfast Summit
I spoke to 200+ food service directors for Connecticut elementary and high schools. I was on a panel discussing the importance of local foods and I talked about what happens on our dairy farm, and why we're committed to producing a healthy, safe and local food product, 365 days/year.
Women in Agriculture Conferences
I kicked off the WIA conference with the Keynote, sharing my presentation; Connecting women, generations and consumers. I also led a breakout session helping women identify their 'why' when sharing their farm story.
I was the Capstone speaker at the 11th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture conference. My presentation topic was 'Across the Generations' and I shared my experiences working with family and the importance of community.
As Capstone speaker, my presentation was: From high heels to farm boots; connecting women, generations and consumers. I emphasized the importance of connections to being a successful woman farmer today.
Led 2 break out sessions titled: Entrepreneurship-Adding Value, Sharing Passion. The main takeaway is the importance of your story to branding and marketing the products or services from your farm.
Regional and National Conferences
Extension Risk Management Education National Conference
Fort worth, TX
My debut as a professional speaker! To an audience of 200+ Extension educators from all over the country, I described the journey that led to my return to our family's farm while sharing stories about living and working with family, the value of having a strong female network and women mentors and the importance of connecting with the consumers of our products.
Harvest New England
Joined 2 panels to discuss the value of social media on our farm operations. The first panel was during general session: Media Strategies: When Things Go Right….and Wrong. For the second panel, I joined Cabot Cooperative's marketing team member and farmer member for our presentation: Social Media 360: Promoting Farmer Owned Brands Online.
In the Classroom and Online
Florida Young Dairy Leaders
Led a web presentation on diversification for dairy farmers and entrepreneurship.
Fonda-Fultonville Ag Ed Students
Led 2 classroom presentations via Skype about our value added product, CowPots and dairy farm sustainability!
On The Farm
I love traveling around the country and meeting people excited and passionate about farming. But, the very best place to talk about my farm and my family is right here! My favorite way to tell my story by leading tours on my farm. We have hosted our elected officials, students from local schools and even international visitors from Finland and Kazakhstan.