Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Grow by FarmHer is Hitting the Midwest

(NASHVILLE, TENN. — October 10th, 2017) The excitement of the “Grow by FarmHer” events continue into year three, covering more states in the Midwest. “Grow by FarmHer” is a series of events designed to inspire, educate and empower young women in agriculture, ages 16 to 22, to take an active role in leading the industry and pursue their passion for agriculture through their future careers as professionals and producers.  A dynamic lineup of speakers, and FarmHers, will travel to each event during the “Grow by FarmHer” road trip. The speakers include Cristen Clark, pig farmer and food blogger at ‘Food and Swine;’ dairy farmer, Carrie Mess, an advocate for agriculture through her blog ‘Dairy Carrie;’ and Natalina Sents, who just completed the 50 state ‘Why I Farm’ road trip, covering the stories of agriculture. The event will also host a ‘Women Leading the Way’ luncheon where attendees converse in small groups successful women in agriculture. New to Grow by FarmHer this year, the ‘Networking Hour’ will give attendees the opportunity to make connections and create lasting relationships.

“Our goal with the Grow series of events is to show young women hat they can do anything they set their mind to,” said Marji Guyler-Alainz, President and Founder of FarmHer. “Through FarmHer we live the motto, if you can see it, you can go be it, and that is exactly what the Grow series will show these women who will play a significant role in the future of agriculture. By bringing together successful women in the industry today with the next generation of leaders, we aim to help these young women ‘Grow’ as a FarmHer.”

Whether Grow participants are looking to expand their interests in agriculture, continue their education in the many diverse ag-related majors, or are wondering what their future career opportunities might be, this event is a great way to connect with mentors and the women who are leading in agriculture.

These events will take place at Iowa State University on Monday, November 6; the University of Minnesota on Tuesday, November 7; and the University of Wisconsin- Madison on Thursday, November 9. A limited number of tickets are now available for each event at a cost of $35 per individual and $30 per person in a group of four or more.

Registration is now open at GrowByFarmHer.com and will close October 15. For updates, follow @FarmHer1 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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