Sep 28, 2023
FarmHer women in ag event planned

FarmHer is scheduling a women in ag summit designed to empower and impact women in agriculture.

Scheduled for Nov. 29 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa, outside of Des Moines, Iowa, the Impact Summit is designed for the purpose of connection, collaboration and personal development of women in ag, according to a news release.

“From the field to the boardroom, to the classroom, senate floor, and more, this event is for any woman passionate about self-development and shining a light on women in agriculture,” organizers said in the release. “Attendees will be able to connect with some of the most influential individuals and brands in agriculture and learn tangible takeaways needed to succeed, no matter what type of FarmHer they may be.”

Through a diverse lineup of speakers and panelists, the Impact Summit by FarmHer allows attendees to connect and learn ways to help them succeed in today’s world of ag. Tara Vander Dussen, podcaster and environmental consultant, will be the keynote speaker. Her talk will be followed by several afternoon breakout sessions around topics ranging from finance to diversity, marketing, and branding, according to the release.

“The goal of the Impact Summit by FarmHer is to inspire women, provide insight, and build authentic relationships with other FarmHers,” Raquel Gottsch Koehler, FarmHer’s owner and CEO, said in the release. “I am looking forward to discussing challenges, ideas, and opportunities on ways we can all work together to broaden our impact on women in agriculture. I love a great day surrounded by inspirational ladies, and I hope everyone who attends leaves with a little more pep in their boots as we head into the end of the year.”

Sessions are scheduled to cover branding and digital strategy and will be led by entrepreneurs and bloggers. Session topics include how to grow farm businesses with local influencer marketing, handling business finances, and improving diversity and inclusion in farming businesses.

FarmHerTickets are $85. Only a limited number of tickets are available, so attendees are encouraged to purchase early, according to the release. Discounts are available for companies or individuals purchasing 10 tickets or more.

“I am so looking forward to attending the Impact Summit by FarmHer this fall and connecting with other ag women across the country,” Vander Dussen said in the release. “And I am honored to have been selected as the keynote speaker for the Summit. My hope is to leave the FarmHer attendees inspired by how agriculture is uniquely positioned to be a key player in the discussions around sustainability.”

FarmHer Inc. is the parent company of FarmHer and RanchHer, two lifestyle brands focused on promoting women in agriculture. Started in 2013, FarmHer operates television, photography, events, social media, blogs, and merchandising properties. FarmHer is part of the Rural Media Group, which includes RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, The Cowgirl Channel and Rural Radio on Sirius XM.

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